How AI is changing the education sector for the better

Artificial Intelligence in education offers numerous possibilities to add more value to students, facilitate the teaching-learning process and improve the positioning of educational institutions.

What years ago might have seemed like science fiction, today is a reality that is completely applicable to projects and institutions of all kinds.

AI uses fields such as Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to enable algorithms to learn by themselves.

In other words, they can process, automate and organise large amounts of data in order to execute an action and obtain a specific result.

Using these innovations in your educational institution (EI) can bring multiple advantages. Especially if we take into account that digital transformation is a reality and will determine the way in which we relate to each other in the coming years.

For this reason, the education sector is called to renewal.

And in that sense, technology will be your best ally to bring value to your students, improve your Educational Marketing actions and keep your EI at the forefront.

Get to know all the details of this transformation!

How does Artificial Intelligence relate to education?

At this point you may be thinking that AI is only useful for large industries that have technology as their core business. The reality is that this is not the case.

What happens with AI in education, unlike those industries, is that it is barely exploring its possibilities.

Far from being an innovation outside of educational institutions, AI has the power to profoundly transform education.

This disruptive innovation can reduce the difficulties of access to learning, automate management processes and optimise teaching methods that improve learning outcomes.

In this way, implementing Artificial Intelligence in education will make more people benefit from educational programmes.

Furthermore, it will reduce education professionals’ repetitive tasks and stimulate personalised training, while giving more relevance to collaborative learning.

With these objectives in mind, AI can meet the traditional challenges of teaching within the framework of the digital transformations driven by industry 4.0.

What are the benefits of AI for educational management?

Adapting to new technologies can become the great differential of your education centre. This can improve your brand recognition and position you as a reference in this transformation.

However, implementing AI in education represents a major investment. Therefore, we will share with you some of the benefits of adopting this innovation.

Personalisation of the student journey

With the large amount of information that educational institutions capture about their students, it is essential to make a more efficient data analysis to better understand their profile, their abilities, needs and interests.

There are millions of variables to analyse in a database, far too many for a brain to manage. It takes time for education leaders to comprehend the student journey from lead to enrolment and beyond. 

Systems powered by AI can better understand the student behaviour even before they enrol to your centre, by automatising the whole process of data analysis and identifying patterns. 

By utilising AI you can better attract prospective students and give a more personalise experience.

Read: How an online University increased its conversion rate by 40% using AI

E-learning systems, powered by AI, can make suggestions to your students, study routes to stimulate personalised learning or contact them with related study groups to favour collaborative learning.

Facilitating teaching

Currently, teachers’ time is becoming increasingly scarce due to the increase in repetitive tasks such as grading assessments or reviewing schoolwork.

One of the main advantages of implementing Artificial Intelligence in education is the creation of algorithms that grade these questionnaires, leaving teachers more time to research, create new teaching methodologies and attend to their students individually.

Monitoring student performance

The algorithms of educational platforms can identify patterns in student behaviour.

We can cite as an example, the frequency with which they access advisory services, to interpret whether a student is having difficulties in their educational training.

By processing this data, you can obtain the necessary information to establish trends in their performance.

In fact, some AI software is already capable of assessing the student’s initial state and making projections of his or her evolution or predicting how likely it is that a student will drop out of school at a given time.

This will allow you to implement corrective actions to design better teaching methodologies or create curricular meshes that favour more efficient learning.

Simplify educational management

Performing the administrative tasks of your educational institution consumes many resources that AI could do faster, better and at a lower cost.

Some of the actions that could be entrusted to the AI are:

  1. Delegating administrative coordination.
  2. Support complex decisions with predictive analysis.
  3. Help design better educational programmes.
  4. Attend to administrative questions via chatbots.
  5. Asigning daily tasks, such as monitoring and suggesting schedules.
  6. And more!

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