Artificial Intelligence in Education — AIED
Artificial Intelligence is mounting to capture its space in every field of life like education, health, business and many others. Researchers are innovating in different fields by using AI tools and techniques. The use of AI in education by building numerous quality intelligent learning platforms to enhance both teaching and learning practices. AI in education (AIED) is the latest trend of technological practice in education thou it is not an easy way for many educators to adopt due to multiple problems like lacking of adequate skills and knowledge. It is still unclear for educators how to make pedagogical advantage of it on a broader scale, and how it can actually impact meaningful teaching and learning in higher education (Zawacki-Richter et al., 2019).
To reflect and implement our core concepts and learning indicators, it is a dire need to elaborately design teaching and learning resources to promote and design courses based on task and project-based learning (Song et al., n.d.). Courses need to be designed to teach in schools to foster four core literacies according to the national curriculum, namely information awareness, computational thinking, digital learning and innovation, and information society responsibility. This will enhance students’ concepts about AI and ML and will be getting inspired them to practice self-inquiry through project-based learning and explore answers in multiple fields of study.
The upcoming generation is all about technology and it is very important to teach them the latest technologies. With the importance of teaching the latest technologies, it also has difficulty in teaching. Due to a lack of trained teaching staff and logical prior knowledge. Schools are also not well equipped to tackle the issue of providing quality resources i.e., LEGOS Kits and much more for the actual implementation of learned concepts. In terms of AI, it is a dire need to teach programming concepts, algorithms, and data structure. There should be a stepwise curriculum which will first be focusing on basic programming concepts and problem-solving and it should be followed by implementing those concepts in AI.
Many researchers have claimed that viable applications of AI in society often have a positive social impact by increasing the availability and accessibility of information, a result of more efficient search tools and language-translation tools, provision of better information communication services, enhanced transportation systems, and modified healthcare and education. Current debates have been focusing on AI in education, particularly how the AI ecosystem might be yoked to progress global education given the need to move to teach and learn online because of the COVID-19 pandemic(Nemorin et al., 2023).
Many educators terms against AI & ML due to the reason of reducing human efforts and creativity. This cannot be denied but AI itself is very creative. A learner will learn multiple skills working with AI. Skills like mathematics, logic, statistics, problem-solving, strategy adoption, data structure, programming, data science, machine learning, and many more.
Application of AI in education
Adaptive Learning: “Used to teach students basic and advanced skills by assessing their present skill level and creating a guided instructional experience that helps them become proficient.”
Assistive Technology: AI can help special needs students access a more equitable education, for example by “reading passages to a visually impaired student.”
Early Childhood Education: “AI is currently being used to power interactive games that teach children basic academic skills and more.”
Data and Learning Analytics: “AI is currently being used by teachers and education administrators to analyse and interpret data,” enabling them to make better-informed decisions.
Scheduling: Helping administrators schedule courses and individuals to manage their daily, weekly, monthly or yearly schedules.
Facilities Management: AI is effective at “monitoring the status of power, Wi-Fi and water services; alerting the facilities management workers when problems arise.”
School Management: AI is currently being used to manage entire schools, powering student records systems, transportation, IT, maintenance, scheduling, budgeting, etc.
Writing: Not only does Lynch assert that AI is already at work helping students improve their writing skills, he confesses, “I am currently using a grammar and usage app to help me write this article.”
Tutoring programs or intelligent tutoring systems (ITS) based on artificial intelligence are equipped to handle personalized feedback and instructions for one-on-one teaching.
AI-powered gamification can make learning more engaging and enjoyable by using game elements such as points, badges, and leaderboards. Gamification can motivate students to learn and help them to develop important skills such as problem-solving and critical thinking.
Nemorin, S., Vlachidis, A., Ayerakwa, H. M., & Andriotis, P. (2023). AI hyped? A horizon scan of discourse on artificial intelligence in education (AIED) and development. Learning, Media and Technology, 48(1), 38–51. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2022.2095568
Song, J., Yu, J., Yan, L., Zhang, L., Liu, B., Zhang, Y., & Lu, Y. (n.d.). Develop AI Teaching and Learning Resources for Compulsory Education in China.
Zawacki-richter, O., Marín, V. I., & Bond, M. (2019). Systematic review of research on artificial intelligence applications in higher education — where are the educators?