HOW MACHINE LEARNING WILL IMPROVE EDUCATION
Education is moving away from traditional classrooms of students, looking at the same textbook all year long , while a teacher lectures from the front of the room.
Today’s classrooms are evolving to use more technology and digital resources.
Education Industry has also started investing in machine learning.
What is machine learning?
Machine learning is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides systems the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed.
Machine learning focuses on the development of computer programs that can access data and use it learn for themselves.
The primary aim is to allow the computers learn automatically without human intervention or assistance and adjust actions accordingly.
Let us look at some ways in which machine learning will improve education in India.
HOW MACHINE LEARNING CAN HELP TEACHING
Group Students and Teachers
One way machine learning will improve education is by grouping students and teachers according to their needs and availability. This can be achieved by creating virtual classrooms and labs.
Machine learning is essentially mining data. Gone are the days when teachers had to rely on hard copies of gradebooks, student’s academic records, attendance sheets etc . With machine learning, teachers have digital access to all their student’s data in one place.
Machine learning also helps teachers improve their lessons by identifying the weak students and topics which they are struggling with.
Organize the Flow of Content
Through identifying weaknesses, machine learning can help organize the flow of the content more effectively. For example which topic is to be taught first followed by the next topic for optimum retention.
Provide Customized Learning
Machine learning also makes it possible to customize learning which can be unique for each student in the classroom. Teachers will be able touse the data to see which students need more attention , and the technology can also suggest meaningful learning techniques and tools for each student
HOW MACHINE LEARNING CAN HELP IN ASSESSMENT
Track Student Performance
A major benefit of machine learning is its ability to predict and analyze student performance. By “learning” about each student, the technology can identify their weak points and suggest ways to improve, such as additional practice tests, extra lectures etc.
Application of machine learning, such as learning analytics, will also help improve retention rates. By identifying such students, institution can reach out to those students and get them the help they need to be successful.
Machine learning can help move away from old school method of examining the student’s performance. The artificial intelligence-based assessment provides constant feedback to teachers, students and parents about the learning graph of the students, the guidance they need and the progress they are making towards achieving their goals..
Machine learning can also grade students fairly by removing any type of human biases. Grading is now days already being executed by Artificial Intelligence for various multiple choice exams competitive exams.