Impact of AI on Students and Teachers in Higher Education

Education Technology Insights | Thursday, January 17, 2019

Digitalization has impacted almost every sector of our daily life like, finances through online banking and to communicate with our friends through social media. Today, there is a significant responsibility and pressure on educational institutions to bridge the gap between the potential of education provided to a student and employers expectations in the job market. Considering there is a direct relationship to unemployment and workers lacking a particular set of skills required to get recruited for a particular job, to address with these issues, we require an excellent education system which prepares students appropriately for a career in an unpredictable environment. The educational institutions have realized phenomena of the emergence of the use of artificial intelligence in teaching and learning in higher education.

Flexible to access anytime

The impact of AI on educational institutions can be clearly seen on working adults who have to balance their time between the family, full-time job and education. For such students, learning through online programs is a convenient way to balance education in a busy schedule. AI has great potential in automating and executing administrative tasks for both organizations and professors. Homework grading, evaluating essays and clearing student’s doubts and queries can be automated providing students instant feedback and will be given insights about where they were wrong.

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Customized Learning

The present educational has been following a traditional way categorizing students on basis of age, overlooking the differences in student’s learning momentum, interests, and talents. Inevitably, few students in every classroom become bored because they grasp a subject quickly whereas some might get discouraged because they cannot understand the teacher’s explanations. The AI experience is tailored to learning preferences and interests of different learners. AI adapts to the learner's pace of learning and can consistently offer more complex tasks to improve learning. Therefore, both fast and slow students can continue to study at their own pace.

Private tutor

 The AI-powered bot forwards students relevant course information and answers all your questions regarding the course syllabus on campus, it is helpful for both teachers and students as it reduces the workload for teachers and students can get help on common problems instantly.

Customizing content

AI has enabled teachers and schools to be able to create textbooks and exercises that are customized to the needs of their specific courses and students. By leveraging Deep Learning, educators can create an assembly of customized textbooks. After syllabus and material are imported into CTI’s engine, the system reads the content and finds new patterns.

Data analytics

Using Data analytics, raw school student data is analyzed to generate practical insights that can help teachers make valuable, student-centric decisions to appropriately boost young minds. If a student fails in a class, educators can access all sorts of relevant information such as counseling reports, grading history, and guiding reports to identify the problem in a student’s profile and suggest required actions to resolve them. Data analytics can be used to design to customize lesson plans that can enhance a student’s unique talents.

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