A booster shot to both learning and teaching

Although it was usual in the 90s for a teacher to use chalk and a blackboard to teach students, the new wave of EdTech is here to stay. With rapidly growing digital disruptions, AI could certainly change the role of teachers in near future. 

Teaching is an exciting adventure where both the teacher and the students participate. A great teacher always keeps an open mind about how to best engage their students and get them excited about learning. One can achieve this in a wide variety of ways, either by being more approachable or spending time with the student or engaging them in activities.

Diversity in the classroom does not just refer to cultural diversity but also refers to diversity in abilities, knowledge, and needs. In emerging markets, the digital transformation of education is gaining a momentum. In an ideal world, teachers and artificial intelligence (AI) will create an immersive learning experience for all.

Let’s take a quick look at how AI will act as a booster shot:

1.  AI could help teachers keep up with a constantly changing curriculum.

2.  AI would relieve teachers of the tedious tasks, like grading papers to focus more on their students and provide the human angle to the understanding.

3.  AI could discover the perfect learning environment for a specific individual’s needs by continually monitoring and analysing the student’s educational data and performance.

4.  AI systems could be programmed to identify critical insights about individual students based on their strengths and challenges enabling teachers to provide them with customised feedback.

5.  Teachers may not always be aware of gaps in their lectures and educational materials that can leave students confused about certain concepts. AI, in such instances, could point out places where the courses and the delivery need to improve.

6.  One of the most significant advantages of educational AI is the chance to create a global classroom, making education available to people who might otherwise be unable to attend school.

tl;dr

To succeed in a rapidly changing digital learning world, teachers need to streamline and improve their teaching process by use of technology like AI and AR.

(Image credits – Pragyan Parimita Barik)

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Pragyan Parimita Barik

Pragyan Parimita Barik

Parimita is a media professional and has been working in the overarching space of editorial and content-driven strategies. She is also a member of IEEE, an editorial contributor to Getty Images and a volunteer. Her endeavour over the period has been to work with underprivileged communities with a mission to up-skill individuals on digital literacy to create a sustainable environment, and work on the positive social and economic impact for them. She volunteered for the United Nations as an SDG Advocate to promote awareness about quality education and climate changes and its consequences at various levels. She is also a part of a nonprofit orgnisation.

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