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AI Solutions For Educational Environments

ByDave Stopher

Jun 8, 2020

Artificial intelligence is all around us and it’s becoming a major part of our daily lives. 

Even if you don’t realise it, you probably come into contact with AI more than you think, whether it’s through your mobile, Amazon Alexa, or the parking sensors on your car – we really do rely on it.

With the world around us changing and becoming more technologically focused, it’s no surprise that the emergence of AI has found itself within the educational environment, revolutionising classrooms, and the way we teach. 

The educational environment and teaching as a whole will soon have to embrace new technologies and AI software into its agenda, it’s the logical way forward.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, education technology has been forced to catch up. The sector is suggested to be ‘slow to adapt’ as a result of poor funding in the region. However, teaching online and AI in the education environment has been fully embraced for the first time via interactive online classes, AI administration assistance, and now as schools have re-opened their doors, it’s even helping with coronavirus compliance. 

 

Helping Educators Manage

Documenting student’s progression, teacher performance, school performance, and the many other important factors that keep an educational environment running is a mammoth task that takes too much time. Following the pandemic, there is now even more administration and box ticking required of teachers. 

Dedicated AI software that can virtually store all of your information and organise it into a customisable structure is making school and teaching more efficient for educators, facilities and parents. 

Revolutionary preschool management software uses AI to identify early warning signs by spotting trends in attendance records, highlighting emerging interests within learning journals alongside other time-efficient features that were developed for the progress of children, as well as the survival of struggling early years environments. 

 

AI Ultra-Personalisation

One of the major challenges students and educators face in today’s schools is progress tracking.

Everyone works at a different pace and is far stronger at some subjects than others. Of course, separating students into ability-based sets can work, but this has been an obvious challenge to overcome during at-home or virtual learning. 

AI developments within the education sector are now able to ensure that struggling children are not left behind. The technology helps teachers to track students in finer detail which can allow them to provide personalised support in areas where they struggle and provide resources that relate to their specific challenges. 

No need to schedule a meeting, ask questions, and decide a way forward, AI has already solved it for you.

In fact, by 2024 close to 47% of learning management tools will utilise AI technologies, creating a more efficient educational environment.

 

Voice Assistants In The Classroom

A voice assistant is a device that listens and responds to a command, like an Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and so on.

This opens the opportunity for students to engage with content in a more enjoyable basis. For instance, students that can’t engage with written content in a textbook can begin a conversation with an AI voice assistant.

Not only can it help the student engage with educational content, but it can allow them to adopt skills that are essential in the working world, like time management and organization. 

Products that weren’t developed for the classroom, like Amazon Alexa, are now being used to schedule timetables and send reminders to ensure students’ attendance is high.

However, one of the most noticeable benefits AI voice assistants bring is supporting language-based learning. Developing new language skills is an extremely hard task and one that is best learned through verbal interaction.

Large class sizes and a limited lesson time make this unlikely, but students could learn independently with a voice assistant.

  

Key Takeaways

  • AI is part of our everyday lives, soon it will play a major role in most educational environments

 

  • AI ultra-personalisation has the potential to collect, analyse, and act on students strengths and weaknesses

 

 

  • AI voice assistants can make educational content more enjoyable and engaging for students (especially for language subjects)

 

  • AI voice assistants have the ability to time keep and organise a students educational environment

 

  • An AI administrative software can save schools and facilities time and money, letting you focus on what matters