As we move further into the 4th Industrial Revolution the use of AI in the education industry will grow by 47.5% through 2021. The impact that AI will bring on education will exist everywhere from Kindergarten through higher education, to educational institutions, as well as corporate and private education. AI will enhance the opportunity to create adaptive learning features with personalized tools to improve the student experience more than ever before.
AI will automate content onboarding, customization based on student comprehension scores as well as student and teacher administration. AI will also enable automated test scoring, student and teacher communications, and engagement of the family to name just a few value-added tasks AI can deliver. .
Here are four ways AI will continue to change the education industry.
1) Automating Administrative Tasks
AI is automating and expediting administrative tasks for both organizations and professors. Grading homework, evaluating essays and offering value to student responses is where educators spend the most time.AI will save that time so human capital can be spent on the higher-valued tasks.
2) The Addition of Automated Smart Content
The concept of smart content is a hot topic now as robots can create digital content with the same degree of grammatical prowess as their human counterparts, and this technology has finally reached the classroom. AI can help digitize textbooks or create customizable learning digital interfaces that apply to students of all age ranges and grades. Virtual content such as digital lectures and video conferences are also a reality now thanks to AI.
Smart content can play a big role when it comes to differences between secular curriculum and faith-based curriculum which has been growing substantially within the homeschooling sector for years. AI can distinguish between the two and find an populate the right content within the right communities.
3) Smart Tutors and Personalization
AI can do more than condense a lecture into flashcards and smart study guides as it can also tutor a student based on the AI identified difficulties students are having with class material.
4) Virtual Lecturers and Learning Environment
Even your actual lecturer may soon be replaced by a robot. Well, not entirely, but there are already virtual human guides and facilitators that can think, act and react with humans by using gesture recognition technology in a natural way, responding both verbal and nonverbal cues. A more digital learning environment is also becoming a reality with institutions such as the University of Southern California (USC) Institute for Creative Technologies developing smart virtual environments and platforms.
Connecting the World of Academia
We are already in the future of education as institutions all around the U.S. and the rest of the globe have added AI to the classroom, hoping that it will make the students’ work more adaptive to their individual learning styles. The technology is also slated to improve administrative tasks and improve the way lecturers run their classrooms. Plus, the technology will save billions in administrative costs for institutions across the nation, reducing overhead costs and paving the way for a smaller staff to operate effectively.
Some of the greatest benefits are related to student engagement attributes and customization of curriculum based on comprehension of the subject matter and learning progress based on different tools and approaches. AI truly brings customization of educational methods and content closer to reality for the benefit of the students learning curve.