The education industry has undergone a great transformation in the last decade. A lot of research has been done to make learning more interactive and customizable to each student as the concept of ‘One size fits all’ has faded and evolved into ‘Real luxury is customization. Earlier, online courses were taken as a supplement to classroom teaching, but the onset of the pandemic has forced each student to take up online classes as a whole. The online learning in schools is widely used now.
The blackboard teaching has been replaced by power-points presentations, PDFs, online exams, etc. But this has resulted in new problems, with the students not getting individual attention from the teachers. Many are opting to buy exclusive Learner Management System courses from third-party providers to have a better understanding of concepts and get their custom learning paths.
The third-party content developers are harnessing the potential of AI to design curriculum and learning paths for each student individually. Artificial Intelligence is leveraged on a granular level to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each student. The classroom learning management systems are designed such that, with the analysis of the baseline assessment of a student, the strengths can be presented in an attractive visual while encouraging the student to go ahead and complete the next lessons, while making it mandatory to complete the prerequisite courses to work on their weak areas.
Schools have started shifting focus to automating the operational and academic processes with the help of technology in the form of learning management systems (LMS) and management software for schools. The management software for schools enable them to make the operationally heavy processes seamless.
Embedding AI into an LMS has revolutionized the way a student improves his learning outcome. The content is optimized as per the student needs as user data can be accessed by gathering information about the previously taught courses and the student’s performance. This enables the creators to break down difficult blocks. The content developed is highly intuitive and tailored to the student needs. Virtual tutoring tools can be developed to make the learning interactive while assessing the student performance.
Adaptive learning is developed to meet the levels of the student from a low grader to an intermediate student to a high-level performer. Chatbots are designed to help students ask their queries and get instant answers without time delay in waiting for assistance from a teacher.
Gamification is another advancement that has proven to be a great success among students. It involves awarding points or credits to each student on achieving a milestone, completing an assignment, or playing an educational game. Reward system can be developed with gamification and the rewards can be redeemed to unlock a new course. Games are developed using Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality to engage the student in a real-time situation, enabling him or her to overcome challenges by applying the learned concepts.
So the advancements in AI when embedded into learning apps are creating a huge positive impact in the learning outcomes of students.