How AI is Reshaping the Education Industry Landscape

Technological advancements fascinate the young and the old and we must agree that things only become better with every passing time. Currently, many tasks and day-to-day routines are influenced by technologies. Imagine booking a cab to the airport at any time, ordering groceries, and making cash transfers at any time of the day! Technology is truly altering the way we live and its influence won’t stop now. 

Due to the benefits that technology produces, more and more businesses are opting for it in their business operations. For example, many businesses leverage virtual reality in marketing, chatbots to attend to customer queries, and AI to predict future trends. Such stories are becoming common in the education sector as well.

Many educational institutions are adopting top-notch technologies like VR to enhance learning experiences. Besides VR and gamification, AI (artificial intelligence) is another technology that is becoming part of the core foundation of education programs around the world. In fact, statistics show that the global AI market in education is expected to grow at a CAGR of 45% from 2022 to 2030. With that, we should expect more applications of AI technology in educational institutions and learning points. But how?

The Ways in Which AI is Reshaping the Education Landscape

There are a plethora of ways in which artificial intelligence is altering the education industry and some of them include;  

Automation & Streamlining of Tasks 

Although there is a common misconception about AI’s advent in the education realm, generally about it replacing teachers, the fact is that isn’t about to start now. Neither AI nor robots can replace the learning or teaching experiences that teachers offer, although robots can be used to deliver lectures. AI technology is here to enhance teachers’ teaching or learning efficacy.

Currently, AI is utilized to automate repetitive tasks and reduce teacher workload in educational institutions. The technology is used to automate administrative tasks and it has proven to be effective more than humans in some areas. When applied, it helps in the realization of SMART Goals effortlessly and streamlines tasks. 

With the fact that AI can be coupled with machine learning, it is currently a tool utilized for data analytics. School operators can leverage AI to process large amounts of data and gain insights  that can help them in making informed decisions. Artificial intelligence can support numerous operations in a school such as student records, scheduling, and budgeting. This can reduce human error and possible mistakes that can be made due to poor planning and predictions. 

Personalized Learning Experiences

Every student is unique with different weaknesses and learning strengths. For centuries, most teaching models focus on the average student. Here, the one below or above the average student may feel left out or unchallenged to rise and fully maximize inner potential. That’s why most of the traditional learning approaches seem like mere opportunities for passing on knowledge. Rather than helping students to maximize their potential.  

Fortunately, AI is currently looked at as an effective pedagogical approach since it can help educators personalize learning programs according to the students’ learning needs. Currently, personalized learning systems like Century Tech are proving to be a reliable learning platform for students. Generally, they assess, recommend, and customize courses. At the end of it all, they offer insights into a learner’s weaknesses and strengths.

AI is also used to power interactive games for young learners. Kids do not have to spend a large amount of time on gadgets by simply playing games. There are many educational apps designed for interactive learning and can upgrade learning opportunities as per the learner’s pace.   

On the other hand, AI is also showing the capability of addressing learning disabilities in students. Many learners face disabilities which can be intellectual or physical and these affect their performance academically. However, AI can help teachers to identify such disabilities and tailor lessons and education programs as per learners’ needs. 

Creation of Smart Content 

In areas like marketing and data analytics, AI has shown remarkable efficacy in content strategies. Marketers don’t need to spend exorbitant hours crafting content as per customer needs and segments. When it comes to the education field, AI can also help teachers create smart study material for their students such as study guides, tests, and exercises.  

Generally, teachers spend many hours planning lessons and creating learning materials to be used in classrooms. The same applies to online learning material and courses. However, with AI, teachers can create smart learning materials and courses which are easily accessible and used by learners. It also helps in content personalization to meet learners’ individual needs and interests. 

Similarly, it is easy to update content from time to time when AI is leveraged. Teachers can also track learners’ progress and make content adjustments as per insights.  

Identification of Learning Gaps

Teachers deal with a lot on a daily basis. Apart from creating lesson plans to delivering them, teachers must also ensure that students perform excellently. However, there is no way teachers can help students perform well academically by just delivering lessons. 

Educators must understand the nature of the learners they are dealing with. Understanding the learners’ needs can help teachers set goals and achieve them timely. Unfortunately, identifying learners’ needs by mere observation may not offer reliable insights. But technologies like AI can help educators to excellently identify learning gaps in students over a given period of time.

AI-powered systems can help teachers track learners’ progress even in the case of a hybrid learning culture. These systems can easily help teachers gain insights into the effectiveness of the curriculum and design programs that can fill up students’ learning gaps. The personalized learning systems can offer recommendations as per students’ learning differences, gaps, and preferences. 

Better Learning Experiences 

Modern technologies like AI and VR can support every nature of the learning environment. Whether the student prefers to study online, AI can take learning to the next level. Generally, it can offer subject or course recommendations in line with a student’s preferences. AI has also made information and learning content more accessible today than ever before. Even if utilized by a student during personalized learning, AI enhances students’ engagement levels. 

To encapsulate, Artificial Intelligence has so far proven to be reliable technology in the education field. AI-powered systems can enable teachers to perform their work better. Generally, the technology can help automate tasks and on the other hand grade, and track students’ performance. It is currently making education smarter and more innovative.  

Author: Byline
“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.” Wayne Dyer’s thoughts are well suited to Kiara Miller. She has been working as a content marketing professional at ‘The Speakingnerd’. Her passion for writing is also visible in the innovative joys of material she provides to her readers.

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