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AI playing an integral part in the Ed-tech space to encourage adaptive learning

AI playing an integral part in the Ed-tech space to encourage adaptive learning
Andrew Crisp, Product Manager at Matific
22 Oct, 2021

Technological progression in India has been impacting lives on an everyday basis, and the education sector has integrated it seamlessly for the betterment of students. Virtual classrooms and tech-enabled learning have surfaced and gained traction with on-site education models coming to a halt due to the pandemic. Aligning with the new normal, tech-enabled adaptive learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reforming the education culture for learners.

The paradigm shift in this sector has proven to be a necessary intervention to make learning more accessible, enjoyable and interactive for students. Ed-tech has not only escalated the quality of education to a whole new level but is also projected to be the future of learning models. In light of these advancements, a lot of industry players now aim to integrate artificial intelligence in the teaching model for the ease of teachers and for students to learn at a faster pace.

With the introduction of AI, students are getting access to a personalised approach to learning programs based on their own unique experiences and preferences. AI can adapt to each student's level of knowledge, speed of learning and desired goals to make sure they are getting the most out of their education and ensure conceptual understanding. Educational mentors and teaching professionals are often not able to find time to cater to each and every child personally and pay undivided attention to their growth due to teacher-student ratio and hectic schedules. This is where AI establishes itself as the saviour and can help students find answers to most commonly asked questions instantly through support automation and conversational intelligence. It provides 24/7 access to learning resources, automating grading, and better student-oriented feedback.  

AI, with its subset ML (machine learning), is safeguarding the future of learning by seamlessly incorporating new technology and becoming a resourceful tool that aids students and educationalists alike.

Giants in the industry have already integrated AI in their learning modules by introducing interactive activities that boost learning and conceptual understanding among students while keeping them engaged and entertained while studying. Using a gamified approach while building a new pedagogy for students to thrive in, the system is soon becoming one of the most efficient ones in the history of education. 

Furthermore, this system helps teachers in encouraging slow learners while AI spontaneously answers queries of other students and fast-pacers. They can also assist and guide students who are facing difficulties by providing human interaction and hands-on experiences for students when needed. AI is also projected to facilitate cooperative and collaborative learning by pairing students and introducing peer-to-peer learning by connecting them through their devices. This shows how collaborating with AI will be beneficial for all parties involved in the process. By breaking down geographical barriers, AI platforms can unite users in a common goal – broadening their understanding and learning from one another. 

Additionally, trial and error is a critical part of learning and many students view the idea of failing or not having an answer as paralysing or daunting as they are scared of the judgement of their peers or authoritative figures. AI only provides constructive feedback and assists in learning and thus can be very helpful in overcoming these emotional hurdles easily.

AI has the ability to gather data and figure out efficient ways to help students to choose suitable courses and thus giving a personalised experience to each and every student today.

Ed-tech is reforming the education industry and enabling students to have access to new opportunities by the day. Empowering them to absorb the concepts at their own pace, it is making studies more interactive and enjoyable. AI is helping in minimising the pressure and offering a means to tackle the emotional hurdles faced by students and teachers alike. Thus, AI can be seen as an integral part of future education and moulding students into the best versions of themselves.

Andrew Crisp

Andrew Crisp