Do We Need Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom?

Artificial Intelligence is ingrained in our everyday lives. From voice to text and Siri on our phones to automatic parking and self-driving cars, we are surrounded by this innovative technology. The field of education is also opening its doors to artificial intelligence and drastically changing the ways students learn. Let’s take a look at the different ways we can use AI in and out of the classroom.

In The Classroom

One of the never-ending questions in education is: how can we tailor learning to each students’ needs? While there are a variety of methods that teachers can implement that cover different levels and learning styles, it’s impossible to reach every student or to prove them the exact time they need. The use of AI will help create more personalized learning for students. It supplements a child’s needs both in and outside of the classroom.

The AI in robots not only helps a student learn new information and practice but can track a student’s progress as well. A teacher can use this data to determine any changes that need to be made for the student, and also allows them to see their strengths and weaknesses. A robot will never replace a teacher, but it can help them to be more effective educators.

In The Office

For a teacher, time is their most valuable resource and unfortunately, they never have enough of it. Administrative work and other small tasks tend to pile up and frankly waste a teacher’s time. With AI, these duties can be automated, so that piles of paperwork won’t take precedence over a child. Even grading tests, homework, and providing feedback is time-consuming. While it’s important that teachers provide students with feedback, AI can also automate some of these processes.

AI offers relief and gives time back to the teacher to spend working with their students or planning, which is invaluable. Children will benefit more from talking with their teachers and asking them questions, not reading comments. While using AI to grade hasn’t been perfected, it’s continuing to improve, allowing teachers to focus more on interacting with their students and creating engaging activities for them in class.

At Home

Learning doesn’t end in the classroom. Children need to practice their skills and apply this knowledge once they get home as well. Like teachers, parents also don’t always have enough time to spend reviewing material with their child. By using an educational robot like ROYBI, a student can continue studying at home, making them more confident in the new information.

With today’s technology, a student doesn’t need to physically attend a class to learn. As long as they have an internet connection and computer, tablet, or smartphone, they can tune into a lesson. Some students have disabilities that prevent them from attending class or make it more difficult to do so. Using AI makes it possible for them to participate.

Though they aren’t there in person, a student can still study, ask questions, and interact with their classmates and teachers. This sense of normalcy is especially important so the student doesn’t feel disconnected from their peers. They can socialize just like any other kid in their class.

In The World

Aside from giving students more one-on-one time with their teacher and allowing them to learn at their own pace, AI also gears them towards a successful future. A student who interacts with AI will learn more about the concept itself. They will develop the skills needed to succeed beyond the 21st century and in the digital world.

AI is shaking up the academic world — in a good way. It allows educational materials to be easily accessible on smart devices like computers, tablets, and robots, so students can always have information on-hand. The benefits of AI, especially its constant personalization and self-improvement, make it highly rewarding in the education sector and a needed component.