14th June, 2020
The Future of Education: How AI is Changing the Game
Welcoming you to the age of innovation, where technology rules supreme and opportunities are endless! As technology continues to advance at an unprecedented rate, it’s no surprise that the education sector is beginning to feel the impact.
Artificial intelligence, or AI, is one area poised to revolutionise how we learn and teach.
But what exactly does this mean for the future of education? Are you curious about how AI and technology might alter education as we currently know it? Believe me, when we say AI in education, we don’t mean that our children are being taught by Robots. But it’s about facilitating our teachers to offer a better learning experience for students. This article will cover how we can leverage AI in the education field.
Key benefits of Artificial Intelligence in Education
The education field is transforming thanks to artificial intelligence (AI). AI offers a wide range of benefits in education that were once thought to be impossible. Shall we get on with some of these key benefits? Here we go!
First and foremost, AI can significantly enhance the personalisation of learning. Using AI-powered technologies, teachers and educators can design personalised learning experiences for each student according to their needs and learning styles. This means that students can now work at their own pace and focus on the areas where they need the most improvement. AI can also assist in identifying students who may be at risk of falling behind and provide additional support to ensure they stay on track.
Gone are the days of relying solely on traditional assessment forms, such as multiple-choice tests that only offer a snapshot of knowledge at a particular moment. With AI, teachers can have their finger on the pulse of their students’ understanding in real time! It has the ability to provide continuous and detailed feedback on a student’s performance. It allows educators to adapt their teaching methods to ensure their students receive the support they need to excel.
Automation of manual tasks for teachers
AI’s benefit in education is not just limited to the students but can also assist teachers in their day-to-day tasks. So, our teachers can say goodbye to mind-numbing admin tasks and say hello to more time, energy, and creativity in the classroom. AI-powered tools can help streamline and automate many tedious tasks that consume a teacher’s time, from grading assignments and tracking attendance to creating lesson plans. AI can free up more time for teachers to focus on what they do best - teaching
AI-powered virtual assistants (Chatbot)
AI-powered virtual assistants in education are like having a personal tutor that never takes a coffee break. So, if students struggle to understand a tough maths problem or feel lost in a sea of assignments, the virtual assistant has his back. All they need to do is ask an AI-powered virtual assistant for help. They won’t judge you for not knowing the answer and won’t tell anyone you asked. It’s like having a secret study buddy who is always available, and it doesn’t hog all your snacks. Yummy! Isn’t it?
Challenges with Artificial Intelligence
As Uncle Ben told Spiderman, “With great power comes great responsibility.” And this applies to AI in education too. Like any other new technology, there are also concerns with AI which must be addressed. For instance, relying entirely on AI may lead to losing the personal touch and human connection in the classroom and a lack of out-of-the-box thinking. Therefore, we must use AI responsibly and ethically, with a keen awareness of its limitations and potential pitfalls. However, despite these challenges, there is no dispute about the potential of AI to transform education. We should embrace the change, stay up-to-date with the latest developments, and explore how we can leverage AI to improve the quality of education for all.
AIs such as ChatGPT will change the education landscape in years to come. It will help our educators offer personalised education and real-time feedback to students. Furthermore, it will enable equal access to educational resources and create an interactive learning experience by providing virtual communication and collaboration channels. However, these technologies are still in their early stages, and their exact impact on education is still being studied. So, let’s embrace the future of education and see where AI takes us!