A 'Smart' Approach to Learning

Education Technology Insights | Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The use of IoT devices, AI-powered assistants, and smartboards empowers teachers to engage the students in classrooms, helping them learn faster.

FREMONT, CA: As the industries develop through the ever-changing technological times, surprisingly, the sphere of education remains miles behind the rapid advancement. Technological breakthroughs are erupting in the global market ecosystem, but the blurred conceptual workers’ knowledge is restraining the technologies from projecting its full potential. The World Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 report states that the unprepared and inexperienced technicians are the prime reason for the rift between humans and advanced automated machinery. However, with the inclusion of the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) in the smart educational framework will turn around the WEF  report. Smart classrooms powered by machine learning (ML) provides an additional support system in the advancing digital world.

Use of the Internet of things (IoT) in Classrooms

With the new global paradigm shift in interconnectivity, the internet of things (IoT) is playing a pivotal role in putting the physical objects and devices into an online atmosphere. The functionality of IoT devices has proven to be a tremendous asset to companies everywhere; hence, the companies with their application of education technology must not shy away from the new connective reality. The bubble of age-old teaching methodology is forbidding future generation from gaining crucial and decisive skills to move up the developmental ladder.

AI-Powered Assistants

Artificial Intelligence -powered voice assistance is one of the significant breakthroughs of digital eruptions. Embedded voice assistance inside the classrooms supplements the teaching growth required to stay afloat in the developmental tsunami. The AI-powered assistant will present the teachers with a systematic weekly routine, which will increase the productivity and efficiency of both teachers as well as students.  Determining the importance of lessons and reviewing the heavy materials will be an effortless task for professors. Utilizing voice assistant can not only set reminders in real time for increasing the efficiency of the classroom but also process knowledge retaining capability of students to boost courses.

From Blackboards to Smartboards   

A few years back, the evolution of traditional blackboards to smartboards seemed like an elusive phenomenon. However, utilizing smartboards can connect and personalize the notes and studies offered during a lecture. Notes can be recorded and accessed at any time by all students in the classroom, providing a higher level of collaboration among students and professors. Besides the noticeable changes, one stick out more than the other is digital textbooks. A smart handbook will provide a cost-effective, simplified, and loosen the students from carrying various books anymore. Digital textbooks are more than just a cost-effective measure; they act as an upgraded interactive platform for future scholars. Needless to say, the Smart classrooms are the future of the education sector, and it is only a matter of time that technological development will penetrate the first wall.

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