Although school is not everybody’s favorite thing, learning is something no one can escape from in our modern society. The process of discovering and accepting new information, especially in higher education, takes time, effort, and determination. In our hectic lives, finding the right moment to pursuit education can be a genuine struggle. This is the main reason why online education, even though it’s not the most perfect way of studying, is gaining more and more popularity each day. Sciantlificly speaking, learning is a conceptual process based on connectivity so it’s only natural to expect that technology will change not only the way we learn nowadays but also the way we observe the world in general.
The development and influence of artificial intelligence (AI)
At first glance, it would be quite easy to define artificial intelligence. In a few words, it’s software with a complex structure created to perform various tasks in a way similar to a human brain. This software is capable of sensing and responding to information and other kinds of stimulations received from the environment. Among other processes, AI can also learn how to solve problems by finding new solutions and therefore exhibiting a certain form of creativity. Besides the most famous robotics, there are many different fields of this advanced computing system. Starting with the year 1956, experts continuously keep recognizing the influence of AI on natural sciences such as mathematics, chemistry, or biology, and equally noticeable impact on politics, psychology, or linguistics. In general, it’s a constantly developing form of virtual intelligence, with endless possibilities.
Education is an industry with unlimited ability to utilize novelties. New technologies, such as AI can accelerate learning, especially in the field of higher education. Some studies showed that the presence of AI in education will grow exponentially in the year 2021, by 47.5%. The influence will be most visible in the field of adaptive learning and the use of personal tools created to improve the overall student’s learning experience. The AI will not only help scholars to improve their learning abilities through smart automation platforms but also give information about future job opportunities based on the student’s activities.
Smart tutoring should help students to become more productive, sufficient, and self-directed. Virtual mentors’ role is to monitor the self-learning process and therefore speed up the progress by addressing possible problems and assist in finding the solution. For more general and repetitive questions, often very time-consuming, students will have the chatbot services at their disposal.
With very busy schedules, and constant pressure scholars are open to different kinds of assignment help and assistance. The good news is that AI smart tutoring systems will be able to recognize the problem, analyze the level of difficulty, and offer appropriate assistance for every student individually. These systems use specific data, related to a particular case, unique for each student. With the right amount of collected information, they can assist with any issue, by working with a student directly. Although this concept is still in its developing stage, it’s realistic to expect that very soon these platforms will be fully adaptable to any kind of learning with non-stop available digital professors.
Smart content and task automating
The smart content is a high-quality digitally created content developed in a digital interface for learning program customization, fully applicable to any subject, adaptable for audio, video, and other types of online lecturing. This AI can be used for different types of teaching, any level of difficulty, and any age range.
Another way AI can speed up higher education is task automating. Professors and teaching organizations can benefit from this technology in the sense of saving time and energy, usualy reserved for assignment evaluations, grading, and writing reports. Potentially, automating can also be applied to the admission processes, various paperwork, and classifications.
Although it might sound futuristic AI can replace human lecturers, and it’ll probably happen in the very near future. As a society, we shouldn’t find it too difficult to believe this scenario with all these already existing virtual assistant concepts, capable of thinking, responding to questions, and reacting with motions or gestures. Meanwhile, computer animation has progressed enough to realistically create virtual characters able to participate in social interactions.
The future of new technologies offers many benefits for both organizations and students, such as lower costs of education, easier excess to various educational programs, better communication, and wider support for those who want to learn and expand their knowledge.