The following 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.
EdTech, properly known as Education Technology, is a term that refers to the practice of using technology to disseminate education. The education industry and the student body have always been ready to adopt new technology. That is why, over the last two decades, we have seen a great deal of technology be used in education. This includes both specialized applications and tools for training needs, as well as more general tools like search engines and video lectures. As AI grows smarter, many people feel that it is what will bring about the next big evolution in EdTech. This evolution will prove, especially, important in countries such as India, where cultural, economic and geographical disparities are obstacles to the effective dissemination of education.
Here are some of the main ways that AI might aid in the evolution of EdTech.
All educators are well aware that each student needs something different, to learn. Unfortunately, an educator can only afford to spend so much time working with each individual student. This is where AI can help. By studying patterns in the student’s study behavior, machine learning algorithms (a type of AI) can adapt the program to better serve their needs. They can even identify the areas that the student struggles the most in and suggest materials to rectify that situation.
Deep learning is a form of artificial intelligence that is concerned with algorithms based on the human brain, and artificial neural networks. Deep learning programs study the student’s behavior and use that analysis to understand their exact cognitive abilities. EdTech tools can use this analysis to suggest learning recommendations that best suit the student.
Creating a more discussions driven classroom
EdTech solutions will remove the need for educators to concern themselves with day to day tasks, such as scheduling, organizing, and data keeping. This will allow them to devote more time to their core work. Thanks to AI solutions, soon they may not even need to spend time on grading their students’ work. While objective answers are already graded using EdTech and have been for some time now, grading subjective responses has proven more difficult. However, with the advancements made in AI, we will soon see AI tools that have been designed with the capability to grade subjective responses. Even lectures will soon cease to be a concern for educators. One of the most basic features of EdTech are video lectures and as the field grows it will make video lectures, prepared by experts in each field, available for all educators. With EdTech solutions and AI tools handling all other aspects of teaching, educators will be able to devote all of their class time to discussions and doubt solving-the areas where they are most needed!
Everyone knows that technology has seamlessly integrated itself into our leisure activities. Thanks to it, we are able to effortlessly collaborate with individuals, across geographic and cultural barriers, in our recreation. Soon, thanks to AI developed tools, we will be able to collaborate just as effortlessly on educational activities.