Teachers, parents, educators and educational psychologists have been debating the effects of long hours spent on screen, especially in the case of kids, for decades. However, the revolutionary changes Artificial Intelligence is introducing to education are altering the tools and institutions and reshaping the future of education that we all might see very soon.
The Artificial Intelligence Market in the US Education Sector report says that artificial intelligence in U.S. Education will grow by 47.5% from 2017-2021. Technology has long been argued as replacing human jobs. In education as well, we can expect many changes to a teacher’s job and educational best practices.
Impact of AI on Instructor/Teacher
Let me pinpoint some amazing facts about AI’s inclusion in education.
- AI has helped narrow down the gap between teachers and learners through improved assessments and as AI technology gets mature in the field of education, the hope is that AI will allow schools and teachers to do more than ever before.
- AI can help provide freedom to adjust to new content, make mistakes, identify areas of improvements and adapt to changing trends of a concept, environment or workplace, like a school or an administration office. Students and teachers can equally benefit from AI applications in such realms.
- For a fact, the students of today will live in a future where AI is the reality - like today’s mobile phone or a laptop or even electricity. Our educational institutions must familiarize students with the use of technology in its best form extensively.
Inclusive Learning through AI
AI can allow a specific level of teaching as per a student’s needs. In a class of 20 to 30 students, it’s nearly impossible for a human teacher to adjust to each student’s individual need, especially if one interacts with a student with special needs.
Today, there are education companies that are providing smart AI-based learning content; platforms that provide feedback to students for a range of exercises, levels and subjects. Such platforms are excellent in identifying gaps in learning for a specific learner and suggests relevant help, articles and exercise for appropriate improvement in learning.
With AI getting more mature, we can expect a machine soon that will identify students’ facial expressions as either struggling or achieving. When we think of customized learning content for each student today, it seems impossible. However, with AI-based education, it will be a dream come true.
Making it easy to access for everyone
There are options where students can learn through content that might be originally in a different language that students don’t understand. Through AI, students can get the benefit of translation and localization either directly through PowerPoint or other AI tools. Similarly, students with hearing impairments and other special needs can adjust their own particular set of learning levels through AI tools, providing them equal opportunities for learning without having them suffer for their special needs.
AI can help bridge the gap between kids’ specific needs and the traditional way of learning.
AI brings automation to the table
As a teacher, one needs to spend a huge amount of their energies on administrative tasks. AI apps are helping humans in managing their daily task. As AI would make teachers’ tasks easy, they’ll be more available for coordination with students.
AI plays an important role in improving our lives, and most profoundly speaking, all of us are going to witness an even bigger and brighter future through the integration of AI in nearly every field, very soon!