Once the subject of science fiction novels and movies, artificial intelligence (AI) has been becoming part of our world for some time in many forms such as the sensors that help our cameras take that perfect picture, smartphone virtual assistants, smart maps, smart home devices, robotic vacuum cleaners, ecommerce, email spam filters, online banking, image recognition programs, automated call centers and much more. Some of these implementations may be considered annoying or even downright freaky (ever had a social media ad pop up like they have read your mind or something – insert Twilight Zone theme here), but the majority have simplified and improved our daily lives.
One place that artificial intelligence has been making great strides is in its role in education. Some of the benefits of using programs that use AI in the classroom include:
With AI, individualized learning paths that place emphasis on skills that need more attention can be automatically created and allow students to progress more naturally at their own learning pace.
Because each student is able to work at their own pace with AI assistance, students on different learning levels are able to work together in the same classroom freeing the teacher to provide additional support to individual needs as they arise.
AI programs can personalize content based on student's content mastery
With the personalized learning paths, students can be challenged to reach higher educational levels while more practice and instruction can be furnished to sharpen weaker areas of study.
AI can tailor educational material presentation to a student's learning style
Through the information gathered from student responses, AI can identify gaps in educational content and bring them to the facilitator's attention to be addressed and corrected.
AI can provide immediate feedback to the student through customized messages and furnish hints for locating the correct answer when students work through question and answer sessions.
Automatic grading and student progress tracking through AI provides real time information to instructors who are more quickly able to determine and address a student's needs as well as have more time to do so.
Artificial intelligence can become the teacher's assistant handling the administrative tasks allowing the instructor to spend more quality time with the student.
Typically, artificial intelligence programs are used while online so learning can be done anywhere in the world there is internet service, anytime of the day, making it a flexible method of teaching to fit in with a variety of family life dynamics.
Programs that utilize neuroscience and artificial intelligence are not intended to replace the instructor but can be a valuable tool to assist in the creation of a more focused and directed avenue in a child's education.
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