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  • Use of artificial intelligence in education.

    The use of technology in education is changing the way students and teachers learn and give instructions across the globe. Using AI technology to help in education can greatly improve the efficiency of the learning process. It can give students working on a research paper and dissertation help in the writing process. It can also enable an individualized learning experience for students which is conducive to their particular needs.

    What is AI?

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is a field of science that involves using machines to simulate the knowledge and intelligence of humans. It is primarily aimed at improving the accuracy and speed of various tasks, which were previously done manually. Because it improves efficiency and represents the future of technology, it is being applied to many fields, including education.

    Use of AI in education

     . Providing individualized teaching methods

    The biggest benefit of using AI in education is that it can create tailored lessons for students. Through the use of AI, teachers can find where the strengths and weaknesses of a student’s ability lie and design a course accordingly, also taking into account the student’s learning goals. By collecting data on the student and learning about the student’s needs, the AI software can detect the optimal requirements of the students’ learning needs. This can greatly improve the efficiency of the student’s learning process.  

    2.      Can it be used to increase creativity in teaching?

    AI can enable the teachers to use different methods of teaching to increase student engagement in the learning tasks and help them learn better. These include

    • Digital teaching: Teachers can incorporate various digital tools such as books, tailored lessons, and other easy-to-understand guides for students using AI technology.
    • Visual knowledge: AI can be used to generate visual knowledge for students which can help them understand concepts in a better way.

    3.      Providing tutoring to students:

    Teachers are not available all the time, and a student with extra needs may need help outside class timings. Tutoring bots based on AI can be used to help students learn and answer their questions to improve the speed at which they learn. They are chatbots that are available for students to speak to at any time through their digital devices, such as their smartphones and tablets.

    4.      Providing students with quick information

    Sometimes, students have to wait for several days to hear back from their teachers regarding some of their questions. With the use of AI, they can get the required information immediately, and thus can get quick help with their assignments. This saves their time and reduces the stress related to waiting and meeting deadlines.

    5.      Use AI to grade certain assignments

    AI can greatly reduce the workload on teachers by helping them with grading assignments. Certain types of assignments can be graded automatically by AI. This can provide the teachers with some relief, and they focus on other important tasks related to teaching.

    6.      Improve the quality of education of special needs children

    AI can be used to tailor lessons for children with special needs, such as those with hearing or visual impairments. This can improve the rate at which they learn and help them various kinds of information in a better way.

    7.      Helping teachers with lesson planning

    AI can be used to help teachers determine which areas of the learning goals need more focus and can design their teaching lessons accordingly. By assessing the common problems faced by students of a course, the teacher can use AI to design the teaching in a way that focuses on those gaps.

    8.      Eliminating the need for physical proximity in teaching

    AI can be used to make and deliver lessons to students living remotely. It enables a globalized outlook of education where physical boundaries no longer matter. Students can learn to use digital technologies through AI and use them in taking courses from around the world. 

    9.      Helping students determine their career

    The benefits of AI exist beyond the teaching field for students. AI can be used to determine which career paths is best suited for the student based on their interests and abilities. AI can also incorporate the use of personality traits in determining a suitable career for students.

    10.  Using AI-based teaching assistants in universities

    Universities and other higher education institutions can give mundane tasks such as answering students’ questions and grading quizzes to an AI-based software that can take over the role of a traditional teaching assistant. This was done by the Georgia Institute of Technology in one of their AI courses. This is helpful for universities with a high number of enrollments, where one or two human teaching assistants are not enough.

    11.  Providing administrative services to students in universities

    Various tasks of the student services department in a university can be automated with a chat box that can answer the students’ administrative questions through their smartphones and tablets (Georgia State University, 2016). These bots are available 24/7 and provide convenience to the university staff as well as the students.

    12.  Providing help with writing

    AI can be used to detect issues in a students’ assignment, such as a dissertation, and can help the student avoid mistakes, improve the style of writing, and avoid academic plagiarism.

    AI’s application in education covers a vast area and focuses on improvements in learning efficiency for the students and eliminating the need for mundane tasks for the teachers and administration.

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