Machine learning algorithms can identify patterns in the students’ behavior, analyze them, and then use it to adapt the program to their needs. It can even pinpoint a student’s exact area of weakness and suggest materials to strengthen them.
FREMONT, CA: Education technology, or EdTech, refers to the practice of developing technology to impart education. The highly adaptive and progressive nature of EdTech has ensured that the education industry is continually adopting new technologies at every opportunity. Technology-based learning has been in use for a long time. Some conventional mediums include search engines, live webinars, video streaming, and even specialized training applications. The future of EdTech is believed to be in the growing incorporation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. Over the last few years, AI has emerged as a disruptive technology and proven useful in various industries. Machine learning algorithms have already proven helpful in several use cases in the education industry.
Creating Adaptive Learning Solutions
The learning capacity of each student is different. They all have unique capability to absorb information. Educators are well aware that each of their students needs to be handled differently. Time and resources are, however, on the shorter side to facilitate individual learning modules for each student. This is where AI can make a big difference. Machine learning is a type of AI that learns by gathering user data. Machine learning algorithms can identify patterns in the students’ behavior, analyze them, and then use it to adapt the program to their needs. Machine learning can even pinpoint a student’s exact area of weakness and suggest materials to strengthen them.
Deep learning is a subcategory of AI that can prove to be useful for EdTech. It is related to algorithms and artificial neural networks, based on the structure and functions of the human brain. Deep learning EdTech algorithms can track student behavior to understand their cognitive capabilities. These algorithms can then be paired with EdTech solutions that make learning recommendations that suit the student perfectly, both in style and content.
Developing Collaborative Educational Tools
Technology has been seamlessly integrated with today’s communication systems. People are now able to work with people who are halfway across the globe. AI can facilitate the development of tools that foster collaboration for education and learning purposes. These tools will bring the global student community closer together and allow them to learn from one another.