Education Technology is also known as EdTech, it is a term that refers to the practice of deploying technology to impart education. As a progressive and adaptive industry, the education industry has always been ready to adopt new technology. The last two decades have seen the extensive use of technology, such as search engines, live webinars, and specialized training applications. The next tool that is set to change how education is disseminated is artificial intelligence. Machine learning, for example, has already been successfully deployed in a number of use cases. EdTech is set to be particularly useful in countries, where numerous types of disparities pose a major challenge to education dissemination. Here are some of the main ways in which artificial intelligence will improve EdTech…
Building Adaptive Learning Solutions
Each student has their own learning capabilities and needs, a fact that educators are well aware of. Machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence that learns by gathering data on user behavior, can be used to create learning solutions that can meet each individual student’s needs. By studying patterns in the student’s behavior, machine learning algorithms can examine their practice performances, identify their weaknesses and suggest materials to address them.
Utilizing Deep Learning
Deep leaning is a subfield of artificial intelligence that is focused on synthetic neural networks and algorithms, based on the human mind. These algorithms can analyze student behavior to provide an accurate understanding of their cognitive abilities. EdTech tools can utilize that understanding, to provide learning solutions that are well suited to the student’s needs. These EdTech solutions can also aid in making career decisions, lifestyle decisions, and many day-to-day choices.
Allowing Classrooms to be Discussions Driven
Artificial intelligence can free up a lot of the educator’s time by taking care of scheduling, organizing, and data keeping tasks. Even grading work can be handled by artificial intelligence. The grading of objective responses has already been automated, for some time now, and it will not be long before we have artificial intelligence that can grade subjective responses. EdTech solutions can even replace classroom lectures with video lectures, prepared by the leading minds in every field. This is how artificial intelligence solutions will free up 100% of the educator’s time for class discussions and doubt solving-the areas where the human touch is most valuable!
We are all well aware of how technology has allowed us to transcend cultural and geographic boundaries, in order to socialize and indulge in leisure activities. Soon we will be able to use tools to collaborate, just as effectively, on our educational needs. This will be made possible through advanced tools, designed by artificial intelligence. These tools will bring the international student community together, allowing them to learn from one another.
The above article has been inspired by the thoughts of Mr. Mayank Srivastava. He is the Founder of Experts’ Global, one of the world’s leading EdTech firms in the field of GMAT prep and MBA admission consulting.