Seldom a day goes by without at least a mention of Artificial intelligence (AI) in the news or entertainment media. AI is currently the driving force, transforming virtually every industry. Thanks to businesses, governments and dozens of start-ups, pouring billions of dollars into a very wide array of implementations, AI has become an integral, pervasive and inescapable, although often hidden, part of our daily lives: from Siri to auto-journalism, from forecasting stock movements to predicting crime, from facial recognition to medical diagnoses and beyond.
Of particular interest here, artificial intelligence has also quietly entered the classroom. Whether students, teachers, parents, and policymakers welcome it or not, so-called intelligent, adaptive, or personalized learning systems are increasingly being deployed in schools and universities around the world, gathering and analyzing huge amounts of student data, and significantly impacting the lives of students and educators.
AI is being introduced into some mainstream schools as a curriculum in its own right. Developed to improve online tutoring, AI is researched as a way of enhancing teacher training. In short, the application of AI in educational contexts is growing exponentially, such that by 2024 it is predicted to become a market worth almost $6 billion.
In this post, we will briefly look at the top 6 AI tools for education that can make your learning simple and fun.
Altitude Learning (formerly AltSchool) is a professional learning and software platform, powering the growing learner-centered education. This unique learning platform empowers students to drive their own learning. It enables educators to focus on each learner’s needs throughout the learning cycle, starting from planning, engaging, assessing, to understanding a student’s progress. The platform allows the educators to assign work to individuals, small groups, or whole groups, and put learners in the driver’s seat of their own learning. Each student gets their own learning pathway, co-created with their teacher.
Gradescope is a feedback and assessment platform that streamlines the tedious parts of grading. It combines deep instructor expertise with the latest machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to dramatically reduce the pain and time associated with traditional grading. It helps instructors save time by outsourcing the review and grading of assignments and actually have some time to teach. It enables instructors to grade paper-based exams, online homework, and programming projects on one platform. Gradescope accelerates consistent and unbiased grading and presents meaningful statistics to help identify class trends and student needs.
Hugh is a voice-controlled artificially intelligent robot, which helps library users quickly find any book in the library within an instant. Hugh can move through the library and can physically take the user to any book’s location.
Ivy is an artificially intelligent self-service chatbot for colleges and universities. How does it work? The chatbot can provide answers about application forms, program details, tuition costs, deadlines, and enrollment procedures, as well as collecting data to inform recruitment campaigns. It can also answer questions about scholarships, work-study, grants, and loans as well as SAP guidelines, refunds, tuition payments, and other campus-specific procedures. The IT services chatbot can help users access email, retrieve passwords, connect to wifi, install apps, set up printers, and, if needed, instantly create work order tickets to be serviced by your team. Chatbots can be created for any department to field the most popular and relevant questions asked by users on the campus.
Alta is Knewton’s fully-integrated, adaptive learning courseware for higher education that helps you put achievement within reach for your students through a personalized learning experience that’s impactful, accessible, and affordable. Designed to optimize the way students study and learn while completing assignments, Alta combines Knewton’s adaptive learning technology with high quality, openly available content to deliver a personalized learning experience that is affordable, accessible, and improves student outcomes.
Knowji is a research-based audiovisual vocabulary app mostly used by language-learners. It combines scientifically proven methodologies with entertaining content to help users learn fast and remember everything. Knowji keeps track of a user’s learning progress for each word, and it brings back words the user is struggling with more frequently than others. It also uses a spaced repetition algorithm that anticipates when a user is about to forget a word and prompts him to drill again before forgetting it. This ensures long-term memory.