In today’s rapidly changing world, education is evolving alongside technology
and the catalyst for this transformation is AI.
AI, which stands for Artificial Intelligence is an advancement in technology which
is basically a simulation of human intelligence to perform various tasks. Alexa's
voice, Google maps, face screen unlock are day to day examples of Artificial
Intelligence. Gone are the traditional ways of learning. AI has in a way made
learning much simpler and more interesting.
Giving students a personalized experience of learning is one of the main features
of AI. From personalized quizzes to content recommendation to adaptive
assignments, AI offers it all. It recognizes the student’s weak as well as strong
areas and caters to the individual’s needs accordingly.
Through Natural language processing and Machine learning, AI is outshining in
content creation. It can create immensely interactive and engaging content. Take
the example of Duolingo, a popular language learning app. By creating chatbots
and voice recognition analysis it has allowed users to practice their language
skills in realistic, interactive dialogues which has in turn developed the user base
to around 500 million.
AI can also act as a tutor and provide real time feedback & guidance to
students. These tutors are available 24/7, allowing students to learn at their own
pace and time. It can monitor and evaluate the assignments and tasks with
precision and grade it accordingly. It also records the student’s responses and
provide personalized instructions which can in turn help them overcome the gap
Intelligent systems can automate administrative tasks such as organizing data,
manage scheduling, optimizing resource allocation thus saving the educators the
time to focus on teaching the students.
AI-driven platforms offer opportunities to individuals who may not have access to
traditional educational institutions. These platforms can reach learners in remote
areas, people with disabilities and those with other barriers to education. This
inclusivity is fundamental in creating equality in education.
AI, for sure, is reshaping the world in profound ways and it holds tremendous
potential to enhance the learning experience by evolving education into a
dynamic, adaptive and lifelong journey but it can never be a replacement for
educators. As George Couros rightly said “Technology will not replace great
teachers but technology in the hands of great teachers can be transformational”.
Binding the educators and students with AI will pave a new path for learning
where each student can unlock their true potential.