From machine learning to smart sensors, today, social as well as economic ecosystems are surrounded by the dynamics of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Furthermore, the presence of robotics is perceived as a powerful catalyst for industrial productivity and economic growth. Artificial Intelligence in association with the other path-breaking technologies of the present times is increasing the efficiency of people as well as machines in every sector, and prominently in the education sector.
Today, Artificial Intelligence has already made long strides in the academic world, transforming the traditional methods of imparting knowledge into a comprehensive system of learning using simulation and augmented reality (AR) tools. Interactive study material comprising text as well as media files can be shared very easily among the interest groups and with the help of smart devices, they can utilise the study material rather effectively as per their convenience.
From real-time language translation to facilitate learning between teachers and students of different or diversified geographies to AI-based question bots which are round-the-clock available to answer students’ queries and doubts, the onset of Artificial Intelligence has opened new and easier vistas of learning and sharing knowledge.
Easy, engaging, effective
Furthermore, the software developers are coming up with better ways of checking the answer sheets for both subjective and objective type question papers. AI is also becoming valuable in the admissions process and shortlisting the candidates based on the pre-set selection criterion. AI is fueling the education sector with the advanced techniques which ensure easy, engaging, and effective learning for students as well as teachers. And, the increasing compatibility between human and artificial intelligence is helping society to derive maximum benefits from the education system without incurring excessive operation cost.
Smart content is becoming one of the important subjects. Certainly, what an AU essay writing service can provide, robots can also create the content of similar quality. In fact, technology, such as video conferencing and lectures, has already reached a classroom setting. One can affirm on textbooks, taking a new turn, with AI systems using traditional syllabuses to create customised textbooks for specific subjects. Resulting in the textbooks turning into a digital book, and new learning interfaces are being created to help students of all academic grades and ages. AI interfaces, like Cram101, Netex Learning, is enabling the teachers to create e-curriculums as well as a more comprehensive syllabus across myriad devices, allowing online assistance programs, audios and illustrative videos.
We are living in an era of personalisation; whether it is Netflix recommendations or Facebook ads, everything has switched to personal preferences. Similarly, AI is empowering the educators to address the individual needs of every student, right from the beginning of a semester. Moreover, this gives a teacher ample time to help their students in developing their cognitive skills. Software such as Brightspace Insights helps to gather detailed information about students so that the educator may use bespoke pedagogies while delivering lectures. Rather than using a one-size-fits-all approach, this system works with the individual strengths of each student.
The inclusion of AI in education is a way forward for inclusive education. The harmony between AI, Internet, and Mobility has brought the school in every home, and even if a student is unable to get admission in a school, s/he need not compromise with his/her right to education as long as a smart device is there. AI is also helping to reduce the impact of inadequate infrastructure and the non-availability of qualified teachers in many schools. AI has completely revamped the distance education mode; the segment, which was earlier criticised for asynchronous sessions is now streamlined with the help of virtual teachers and classrooms. Indeed, with the latest updates in technology, India has witnessed an increasing acceptance of online education over a period of a few years. Drifting with the trend, more and more students are enrolling in digital classes. Meanwhile, the Government of India is also planning to invest in AI-empowered online education to make high-quality education accessible in rural areas.
Simplifying administrative tasks
After the adoption of AI by schools and colleges, most of the administrative tasks now get simplified, so, the staff can focus more on the core activities to enhance the quality of education. Simultaneously, the inclusion of robots in the education sector has simplified the tasks for teachers and it has given them ample time to update themselves through active participation in conferences, workshops, and training programmes. For international exposure and gaining knowledge about recent developments in the global education system, they can regularly attend international webinars and may also subscribe to various YouTube channels. Besides, the reduced workload on teachers and academic institutions allow them to spend more time with their students, providing valuable information, rather than spending long hours in preparing and evaluating worksheets.
By Abhishek Agarwal, Senior Vice President, Judge Group