Part 1: Introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education (BCM325)

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Introduction

In my Digital Artefact, I intend to investigate the changes Artificial Intelligence (AI) will bring in Education in the 10 years. As we all know, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been involved in a lot of different aspects of our daily life such as the manufacturing of robots, smart assistants, or even in gaming like Virtual Reality (VR) games. Technology and Artificial intelligence have advanced so quickly and I think it is time to bring Artificial Intelligence to Education also.

What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

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Although Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around since 1955 (Gill, P, 2016), some people still are unaware of what Artificial Intelligence (AI) is. Even though they are living together with Artificial Intelligence (AI) for ages. According to Jake, F (2021), “Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think like humans and mimic their actions”. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has helped enhance the world with its convenient ways to solve problems using machines with the help of advanced technology. It has been involved in lots of different industries like financing or healthcare. Moreover, people in the 19th century have imagined and predicted lots of new technologies and inventions through movies which have helped a lot, as most of the Artificial Intelligence today such as the Robots and Smart Assistant (SIRI) were predicted and imagined in movies like “A Space Odyssey” and “Metropolis”. 

Artificial Intelligence in Education

Therefore, it’s time to introduce Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education so that it will be convenient for both teacher (to teach) and students (to learn). Since the pandemic, almost all of the students and teachers had a taste of having classes and lectures online. This can be the first step to bring Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Education as it has manifested everyone on whether using technology for classes is better or not. For instance, online classes have helped teachers and students save their traveling time, which can help students have more time to do their assignments. According to a study by Ryznar et, al (n.d.), students prefer having online classes as it helps them have a better learning experience and gives them more time for assignment and exam preparations. This shows that Artificial Intelligence in education can be a great success as it will give students extra time to work on their assignments and prepare for exams.

Moreover, Artificial Intelligence (AI) may not only help students but it can also help the teachers. For instance, Robots or machines can be introduced to grade student’s learning materials so that teachers can save time to work on other professional development like prepare for class, interact more with students and find out the weakness and strengths of students (Staff, T, 2018). This way it can relax tutors workload which will benefit students as the teachers will pay more attention to them 

There are lots of more changes artificial intelligence (AI) can bring to Education in the next 10 years. Do check out part 2 of the blog to know about the changes artificial intelligence can bring to education and how it will effect the human/ society reactions.

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References:

Gill, P. (2016, December 30). A very short history of artificial intelligence (ai). Retrieved February 25, 2021, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/gilpress/2016/12/30/a-very-short-history-of-artificial-intelligence-ai/?sh=4f81cf9f6fba+%28Gill%2C+P%2C+2016%29

JAKE FRANKENFIELD. (2021). How Artificial Intelligence Works. Investopedia. https://www.investopedia.com/terms/a/artificial-intelligence-ai.asp

RYZNAR, M., LONG, K., & DUTTON, Y. M. (n.d.). ASSESSING ONLINE LEARNING IN LAW SCHOOLS: STUDENTS SAY ONLINE CLASSES DELIVER. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/bitstream/handle/1805/19627/Dutton_Ryznar_Long.pdf?sequence=1

Staff, T. (2018, September 16). 10 Roles For Artificial Intelligence In Education. Retrieved January 18, 2021, from https://www.teachthought.com/the-future-of-learning/10-roles-for-artificial-intelligence-in-education/

Published by Aqib Ali

Bachelors in Communication and Media

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