by Mr Yuvraj Krishan Sharma, Co-Founder, Edverse
Over the last few years, Artificial intelligence has been making headlines for its potential to revolutionize our learning. It can help us make better decisions, serve our needs and even improve our overall quality of life.
In the Indian context, AI can be used by learners and educators to boost the country’s economy by helping students find careers based on their interests and skills. India’s growth potential in terms of educational improvement can be clubbed simultaneously with Artificial Intelligence.
Artificial Intelligence is already being used in various parts of education , including economics, engineering, law, linguistics, and medicinal studies. Yet there is much to explore about AI and how it can benefit the learners and educators in India. In addition, it has proven to help teachers deliver better lessons and provide parents with data-driven insights into their children’s progress. Thus, AI in India’s education sector has also become quite significant. NITI Aayog’s 2018 discussion paper estimates that AI might boost the Indian economy by USD 1 trillion by 2035.
The dire need to upgrade the Indian education system has also significantly brought AI into it. Factors like a flawed grading system, minimal focus on practical knowledge, and repetitive education content for several years have significantly shown the need for AI in the Indian Education System.
Until now, Targeted improvement, Personalized Tutorial support, Trial and Learning, Information interaction and Virtual Guidance are some traits AI has been backing up the Indian Education system. AI tools like chatbots have also proven to help students by responding to and addressing their questions anytime, anywhere. They won’t have to wait until class to visit their teachers for the answers; instead, they can swiftly advance the class with just a click of a button. However, the most critical and development-centric role we think AI can play for learners is Personalized Learning.
Today AI can overcome the physical limits of capital and labor and open up new sources of value and growth in India. It is already being used by some of the top universities across the globe to teach students new skills. However, despite all the hype surrounding artificial intelligence (AI), there seems to be a lack of awareness about how exactly it works and what benefits it can bring.
Here we look at how AI can change education over time and what role it will play:
Personalized learning: AI helps teachers understand each student’s strengths and weaknesses. As a result, educators can curate tailored lesson plans for each student based on their needs, strengths and weaknesses – which is impossible for human teachers alone. This means that students will receive lessons tailored explicitly toward what they need most at any time, making it easier for them to understand previously complex concepts.
Adaptive learning: The role of AI in education is to help students learn better and faster. It can work through adaptive learning programs, which help learners understand concepts better by allowing them to learn at their own pace using online metaverse and online resources such as videos and documents. In addition, learning can be customized for each student’s unique needs and abilities, making them more engaged and motivated.
Customize & Engaging Curriculum Design: AI can create customized lesson plans based on each student’s profile and learning needs. This will help instructors create more engaging lessons and improve their ability to cater for each student’s learning style. It can also help teachers identify gaps in their knowledge or skills that they might not have realized otherwise.
Personalized Assessment & Feedback: Artificial intelligence will allow teachers to provide personalized feedback based on each student’s progress through various learning tools. Machine learning algorithms help instructors systematically monitor students’ performance in the course and can take preventive measures to support struggling students. Additionally, it proved to show better engagement of students with their teachers and peers as it can provide timely feedback about what they are doing wrong or right, making them more self-aware and confident. This can also impact their motivation levels as they will be able to see their progress.
Automated Grading systems: AI has proven helpful in grading assignments and tests. This can help teachers ensure students perform well in their lessons without spending time manually assessing them. With the help of an AI powered grading system, It can adapt to a student’s caliber and understanding. If a user is able to answer difficult questions, an AI driven system can enable more difficult questions to access the better capability of each student. In years to come, AI powered grading systems will become a norm.
Nowadays, ensuring every child’s learning process is as effective as possible is crucial. Several potential outcomes would exist if AI were to be integrated into the educational process. Making the best of it is our responsibility. We must create an innovation-driven growth model to help our nation become a new India. A crucial component in attaining this goal will be artificial intelligence. There are more effects of AI in India than one can imagine. And it’ll continue to expand over time. The next generation must be ready to work with AI. Making Indians AI-ready and ensuring India’s place as a global AI leader depends on AI’s participation in the education sector in India.