Even with how advanced technology has become, we are only beginning to scratch the surface as to what it can offer to the educational realm. Machine learning, which is the process of teaching a computer to think and act on its own, is a part of the more significant push for artificial intelligence.
With that said, there are clear advantages that can be had for teachers. Understanding just what is possible for teachers to do with machine learning remains mostly unanswered, but there are a few areas where progress is being made.
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There are already plenty of classrooms that are devoting resources to adopting machine learning. This form of artificial intelligence can be used by teachers to evaluate progress objectively, predict student performance, and improve learning as well as retention.
Many schools have already allocated resources to both tutorial programs as well as learning management systems in order to help better identify the strengths and weaknesses of students. This, in turn, helps teachers improve their ability to teach the concepts.
One of the benefits of artificial intelligence is that it can stimulate learning in ways that textbooks just can’t. While reading only requires one sense (vision), experiential learning can require the use of multiple senses.
This can include immersive learning. That means putting the students in virtual reality simulations and scenarios where they are taught through experience. It is one way that teaching other languages can be beneficial for both teachers and students.
Ultimately, we are still in the infant stages of knowing precisely what machine learning can do for students of all ages. The early signs are certainly encouraging, offering students multiple avenues to truly build their knowledge and test their senses in a multitude of ways.
What artificial intelligence holds in the future is exciting if unknown. Still, the possibilities are enticing thus far and can change schools in an impactful way in the near future and far beyond. This is an educational revolution as we know it.