How to Embrace Machine Learning and AI in the Classroom

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Artificial intelligence is conquering almost every industry nowadays whether it is information technology, finance, construction, marketing, business and even education. Intelligent systems that can react and work like humans are becoming an essential part of the industries. You might have heard the term machine learning used quite frequently with the term artificial intelligence. Machine learning can be regarded as an application of artificial intelligence.

Machine Learning is a method by which we can teach computers to process data and use that processed data to make predictions. The computer learns on its own as it assesses different types of data. It identifies patterns in it and transforms that data into knowledge which can be used by us. You might have already seen in a number of examples of machine learning and artificial intelligence such as self-driven cars, voice recognition systems, and applications such as Google maps.

The field of education is already experiencing a revolution with the influence of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The classrooms have become digitized, the teachers are able to create high-quality course contents and many of the learning challenges of the students are being addressed with the help of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. 

Today, we will discuss 5 ways to embrace Machine Learning and AI in the classroom.

1. Adaptive Learning Paths

Machine learning makes it possible for the teachers to determine the understanding level of every student. Artificially intelligent systems can analyze the weaknesses of the students and then can suggest better ways to learn a topic. As the students improve, the artificially intelligent systems would also increase the level of difficulty of the topics. Dreambox Learning Math is one such adaptive learning platform which works according to the individual learners and provides personalized instructions to them.

2. Predicting Students’ Success

Just like students take online assignment help to clear their doubts and create flawless answers, artificially intelligent systems can be used to address and solve the problems faced by the students in the classrooms. With the help of AI and Machine Learning the teachers can predict how well a student is doing and what are the chances that the student will drop out of the course. With this knowledge, the teachers can easily know who needs extra help in studies.

The BrightBytes Student Success module is one such tool that tracks a student’s behavior, performance and attendance in the class and makes predictions accordingly. It then suggests the areas where the student needs to focus more in order to ensure success in that course.


3. Personalized Learning Experience

Machine learning and artificial intelligence have made it possible to present customized learning content to the students. Such software can establish the learning goals for each student and track their performances individually. They can predict what methods would work on which student and thus help the teachers in modifying their curriculum. A platform called gooru involves real-time assessments and digital learning activities with which it helps the teachers in supporting the learning needs of the students.

4. Game Based Learning 

Another effective aspect of machine learning and artificial intelligence is the introduction of game-based learning in the classroom. It is a dynamic way to engage the students in the classrooms and help them learn complex concepts with ease. It not only increases the retaining capabilities but inculcates strategic thinking and cognitive skills in them.

Mangahigh is a platform that uses artificial intelligence to help the students learn math effectively. The platform provides a number of engaging activities as assignments to the students. It helps the teachers in understanding a student’s learning curve. Not only this, the teachers can easily tracker students' progress with this platform.

5. An Unbaised Grading System

Machine learning has made it possible to automate the grading process. With some assistance from the teachers, machines can evaluate and assess the students’ assignments. The scores and grades assigned to the students would then surely depend on their performance in that assignment. Turnitin's Teaching Assistant is a platform that provides immediate feedback to the students so that they can improve their writing. It allows the teachers to spot the struggles as well as the strengths of the students. It then generates reports for the teachers based on the data insights that it collects.

As the size of classrooms is growing teachers need help so that they can pay attention to each and every student. And, that is what AI can do. If the teachers adopt machine learning and AI as a part of their classrooms they can easily find out the learning gaps in the students’ education. Artificial intelligence can make it possible for the teachers to save their time and utilize more of their energies in working together with the students. In all, the introduction of machine learning and AI in the classrooms is definitely a boom for the education sector. What do you think?


Author Bio:- Aditya Singhal is the co-founder of Transtutors, a leading Online Education platform for college students. Having graduated from prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Delhi, Aditya has a personal interest in helping students.
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