The world has entered into the digital age, and technology has touched every part of the human life, whether it is business, communication, travel, health, or education. The global education system has taken it hands-on and the implications of advanced technology have created wonders in this field. From Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to automation and digitization, the global learning sector has been among the segments most benefitted from technology. For decades, the changes in human life were speculated about with the advent in AI and technology, and now they can be experienced for real by anyone around them.
The rise of Artificial Intelligence in global education
Academia worldwide is implementing and utilizing AI in administration, learning, tutoring, grading, and assessments. The outcomes of amalgamating technology with innovative learning process have absolutely revolutionized education systems across the globe. China too has dedicated a large investment in its ed sector after medical and automobile, keeping in mind the vast scope of development in the field. India, being one of the leading developing countries, is following the trend and adopting innovative technology and AI in the education sector as well.
Although the path is long and full of obstacles, yet the education pioneers of the country have vowed to take the national education system at par with the global level.
AI implications in the education system
The two pillars of the education system, administration and learning environment, both are exploiting the benefits of AI and evolving at a fast pace. AI has a great ability to expedite the administrative tasks, whether its admission process or internal management. Not just this, AI also helps the teachers and educators in grading, assessing, and monitoring students’ progress by evaluating their tests and assignments, corrective responses and guidelines, and customizing the personal learning experience for the students. The Indian education system is developing at a slower pace and needs more intricate efforts to reach its true potential.
The sensational rise of internet and popularity of computers made the ground for the first big change in the Indian education system, and now the time is ripe again for the revolutionary integration of AI in the Indian system.
Moreover, the higher education system and graduate courses are in dire necessity of AI to enable a revamp and bring up the skill set of the youth to match the current market requirements. Technical Education, Cloud Computing, AI, Machine Learning Algorithms, and Robotics are some of the major work fields to be overhauled at the earliest. Institutions should opt for Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) and provide Psychomotor Domain (skills) Training during higher education to polish the industry skills in students and imbibe the latest field knowledge into them. AI can enable the educators to frame auto-upgradable industry-academia curriculum and research-academia curriculum for better learning and training of students across the nation.
Coupling AI with advanced tech in academia
Big data analytics and its socio-cognitive perspective will also add to the refinement of the education system. The learning process will be ushered by AI to a great extent in the coming future. The use of immersive technology like augmented reality in the Indian classrooms will help students perceive their subjects in detail and gain the best quality practical knowledge. AI is also changing the system of online learning, customizing curriculum and courses, assessment adaptability, and personalized learning.
Leading institutions across India are vigorously imbibing the AI tech to boost their learning process and provide the most advanced education to Indian students competing with their international counterparts. The Indian government has also taken certain initiatives to facilitate the national academia with AI and advanced technology, but it will take some time for the results to show up.
Silky Jain is the Executive Director of Tula’s Institute, a private, self-financing Engineering and Management College in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
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