Because educational institutions have continued to rely on traditional lecture/classroom settings in recent years, they oversaw unconceivable potential from AI solutions to complement traditional learning by improving current common practices and unburdening teachers.Here are three of the hottest topics that the Ed Tech scene is currently working on using artificial intelligence: Personalized learning Because of simple practicality, our current education system is based on grouping students merely by age, disregarding the differences in students’ learning paces, interests, and talents.
As a result of these issues, the education technology (Ed Tech) industry has evolved to a considerable instance with a market size estimated to be around US$165 billion in 2016.
One of the forerunners of the Ed Tech industry is the former head of Google’s self-driving car team and Stanford professor Sebastian Thrun.
Most of these new jobs are expected to evolve in the quaternary sector, which is composed of knowledge-based and highly demanding service jobs such as in business, legal, and IT functions.
To cope with these rapid developments, we require an excellent education system which prepares students adequately for a career in an unforeseeable environment.
The provision of an individual learning journey would allow students not only to learn at their own pace but also regain the enjoyment and excitement that excellent education offers.
What is needed to implement personalized learning successfully is a close interplay between teachers and AI machines.
However, digitalization has not only affected our private lives but also the vocational world.
In her book “The New Education”, university professor Davidson predicts that 65% of jobs that will be available for students in 15 years do not exist yet.
While AI can help students to study content and complete exercises at home, teachers will have to adjust their lecture formats and focus on integrating interactive elements, revising content, and practicing soft competencies such as communication and presentation skills.
Realizing that AI systems can only do half of the job towards high-quality education, the importance of well-trained teachers is once again emphasized.