5 Reasons Why AI Should Be a Part of School Education


“Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” – William G Pollard

Be it Tony Stark’s JARVIS from Avengers or Bumblebee from Transformers, the stories we all love have presented to us fascinating examples of Artificial Intelligence (AI). But what was sci-fi ten years back is a hard reality today. From AI-based voice assistants to automatic parking in cars, we see AI in action every day!

While we are pretty far from creating robots that are self-aware, we have come a long way in making the most of this technology in a vast array of applications. Some sectors that use AI technology quite liberally include healthcare, banking, finance, big data, gaming, etc. However, the one sector that is yet to harness the full potential of AI is education.

So, do you think AI has the potential to replace the role of teachers in the education sector? Definitely not! And neither will we be seeing that happening in the near future. So, what would Artificial Intelligence bring new to the world of education? While the chance of seeing human-like robots teaching in classrooms is quite slim, there are several examples of how computer intelligence or AI is helping teachers and students enhance their educational experience.

On that note, today, we, at Gurukul The School, a leading school in Ghaziabad, have brought to you the top five ways AI can revolutionize the educational paradigm and why schools all over the world should be quick to adopt them.

1. AI-based educational software and personalized education

Every child learns differently and at their own pace. What suits one may not be the best fit for the others. It is safe to say that the one-fits-all model is outdated. By bringing AI into the mix, educators can change this. AI-based adaptive learning modules and interactive games allow for personalized teaching by emphasizing select topics, repeating the ones students haven’t perfected.

 2. The age of ‘smart’ educational content and digitalization
While COVID-19 kept children away from physically attending the classes at the school, online classes and apps helped save the day. It is a known fact now that, pandemic or not, digital is the way to the future. ‘Smart’ classrooms and ‘smart’ lessons have revolutionized the world of education. It has been seen how digital textbooks and audio-visual aided digital flashcards make lessons more fun and make content available on-demand. Innovative content with respect to digital education is hence here to stay!

3. Better access to content for children with special needs and inclusiveness
Traditional teaching methodologies have not been very effective in enhancing the learning experience of children with special needs. But now, innovative AI solutions can be a gamechanger for children with learning difficulties or other special needs. As more and more schools and educational institutes adopt AI, we are slowly moving towards making ‘Education for all’ a happy reality.

4. RPA in education – Automating rote tasks and freeing time for innovation
A typical school day for a teacher includes teaching, grading copies, attending academic and administrative meetings, and a bunch of other mundane tasks. While taking classes takes just about 60% of their time, the rest of the day goes into managing rote tasks. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and AI can automate some or all of these repetitive tasks. Teachers can then devote all this freed-up time to come up with innovative ways to make the learning experience fun for the students.

5. After-school tutoring and better academic support
AI-based educational modules work on the principles of adaptability and personalization. These tools continuously take into account the progress or gaps in a student’s learning journey. Since lessons are made to fit individual needs, students can use them for personal tutoring as well.

Closing Thoughts

With advances in technology, Artificial Intelligence has become an everyday phenomenon. AI in education is already here to revolutionize the learning experience. We, at Gurukul The School, a well-known school in Ghaziabad, not only recognize the significance that AI is gaining in the world of education today but are also actively working towards adopting it to make the learning experience of our students even better. We firmly believe that by allowing children to interact with the environment they are studying in, we can completely change the entire learning experience. And we, at Gurukul The School, are dedicatedly working in that direction.

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