Artificial intelligence is one of the best gifts that we have gotten from the era of computers and innovation. Through AI, everything that was seemingly impossible has not only become possible, but can be done in a matter of minutes, that too with a handheld device called the smartphone. As time progresses, AI and machine learning is making its way in every industry.
Similarly, learning processes have also been largely digitized and optimized through AI, and things have shifted from the traditional classroom setups to distance learning and online courses. This has enabled a large number of people to learn new skills while sitting at home. In fact, the best way to learn piano is no longer having a piano tutor to come to your home, but it has been replaced with AI-powered teaching platforms.
With that said, let’s have a look at the ways in which AI has revolutionized the way we learn.
Early Learning Made Easier
One of the biggest beneficiaries of artificial intelligence in education is early learners, who are made to use AI-powered apps and devices to help them learn better. Through these applications, they can engage better and develop a greater interest in what they are being taught. Furthermore, it also aids in their holistic mental development, along with learning new skills and concepts.
Using Visual Models for Learning
Not all students are able to learn complex theories and concepts in science and math through text-based learning, and they need a visual medium to help them understand better. Through AI, virtual models and simulations can be designed to help teachers explain advanced or difficult ideas much easily. Moreover, if you are tasked with teaching children who require learning through tactile or visual mediums, they can be facilitated through this method.
Online Degrees and Courses
Nowadays, a myriad of people are enrolled in online degrees and courses, which help them attend their classes and give their examinations from the comfort of their home. Although distance learning was present in the previous decades, it wasn’t backed by AI as it is today. Most of the Ivy League universities, as well as other recognized institutions around the world, are offering online degrees for people who are unable to attend regular classes due to physical challenges, as well as people who have a job. Moreover, there is no age or gender restriction, which has broadened the scope for online learning.
There is no denying the fact that teachers and professors are generally overworked and due to this burden, they are unable to communicate effectively with their students. Plus, they also have the added pressure of completing their courses on time, as well as grading hundreds of papers and generating results. Due to this, they are left with no time for one-on-one interaction with their students, especially those who need it the most.
Thanks to the offerings of AI, teachers have access to online platforms where they can reach out to their students and also address their queries and concerns at any time of the day. Moreover, they can also reduce their workload through automated testing and assignments. Plus, the online communication dynamic has also proved useful for students who are generally shy or afraid to ask questions in a class full of students.
Another wonderful benefit of incorporating AI into learning is that students are able to learn at their own pace, instead of trying to keep up with the entire class. Some students are able to grasp information within a few minutes, whereas others may require hours to understand the same idea. Therefore, AI helps students set the pace at which they want to learn, so that they don’t feel intimidated or pressured into learning faster.
Normally, students are quite reserved and feel ashamed when they aren’t able to understand something that the rest of the students comprehend easily. They are also unable to speak out and tell the teacher that they couldn’t understand it. As a consequence, they would rather nod their head when the teacher asks if everyone understood it. AI-based learning gives them the opportunity to take it slow and understand everything clearly, as well as the option to repeat a particular topic or lesson as many times as they want.
Access to More Information
When students are enrolled in class, they are exposed to the information given to them by the teacher and the institution in general. Earlier, students had no other way of gaining information, and most of the online resources required you to pay before accessing the information. However, the age of AI has made it easier for students to research any topic that they need information on.
Moreover, thanks to many free resources and sites, students don’t have to worry about paying to receive credible and quality education. You don’t have to enroll into an online degree or course to access this information. Through AI and learning technology, both teachers and students are able to make their lives easier.
Not only can students take their classes and obtain their degrees from the comfort of their home, but now they can do it from any part of the world. Thanks to AI-based distance learning, many of the top universities in the world allow people to enroll into their online degrees, no matter where they are located.
In today’s world, you can get enrolled into an online degree into any major university in the world and you would also be considered an international student, without even leaving your home. Moreover, you will have access to the same information and resources that on-campus students do, which makes it one of the greatest advantages of AI-based learning.
As you can see, there are endless benefits to incorporating AI into the way we learn, and this is why large and small institutions are coming round to the idea of restructuring and optimizing their teaching processes, so that more and more people can be included into the fold of learners and become able to learn valuable skills that they can use in their professional or everyday life.
Founder Dinis Guarda
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