Future of Education

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Future of Education System Amidst Covid 19

We all are fully aware that due to coronavirus pandemic state government across the country temporarily started shutting down schools and colleges. As per the current situation, there is absolute uncertainty as to when colleges and Universities will fully resume their operations.

Certainly, itis a crucial time for the education sector as various entrance tests and competitive exams are held in this period. No doubt that this will impact passing out of students from current courses and intake of students for fresh batches. Conducting Semester end exams for various courses will be a hectic job for college authorities and well staff while keeping the health concerns of students and professors in mind.

The immediate solution of coronavirus is necessary or if these days pass then closure of colleges and universities will not only have a short-term impact but also far-reaching economical and societal consequences.

Technology will play an important role during this lockdown period like working from home and distance learning as parents will become reluctant to send their wards to universities.

Institute offering teacher training to students will get an opportunity to help trainees to get digitally equipped and tray teaching students through google classrooms, google Meet or WebEx. In India, some private schools can adopt online teaching methods, but potential low income Private and Government schools may not be able to adapt to online teaching methods. This is where tutors can take the opportunity of reaching the masses but for this process to run smoothly the institution will have to bring changes in way subjects like educational technology and ICT are taught in teacher training institutes.

Ms. Ruby Yadav
Asst. Prof.
Faculty of Education

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Artificial intelligence- Future of Education Through a New Spectrum

“We want to stand at the intersection of computers and humanism” – (Steve Jobs)

Who can forget those days when one time or the other we complained about our school teachers being partial to some particular kids? We called them the teacher’s pets. Didn’t we? School years are made of these bittersweet memories.

However, Artificial intelligence or AI is about to change all that. So, what is AI exactly? Well, Google defines it as the arena of computer science that deals with the creation of intelligent machines that work like human beings. In recent times, AI is making necessary changes in our present education scenario. The education system is being redefined by ever-changing technology.

A teacher is assigned with the task of handling each and every child in a class and it is a difficult responsibility. But, assisted by AI this difficult task becomes easy. AI technology has the capacity to handle a vast array of work. It, therefore, becomes important for students to understand this technology and for educationists and teachers to incorporate this technology into their curriculum.

How does it work?

Machine learning tools can manage data easily. It can detect errors and frauds. AI algorithms can be used for scoring purposes and reaching full-proof results. It can be used in making complex calculations and creating scenario-based simulations. It briefly put is a very feasible machine learning tool which when combined with human efforts can lead to impeccable outcomes.

Future of AI in education sector

Sceptics believe that AI will take over human beings. Others believe that AI is not full proof mainly because of the fact that it doesn’t have human emotions and lacks emotional quotient.

However, AI specialists beg to differ. Artists such as painters, for example, are trying to explore and exploit AI for co-creating artworks. Also, statistics are also in favor of AI. For instance, in the US while on one hand 16% of jobs were lost to machine technology; on the other hand, 13.6 million were created the previous year. Also, in the education sector, AI can soon read human expressions too.

The human element in teaching is going to stay. We need to restructure our self. By incorporating AI and AI related tools in our education sector, we can change ourselves and reinvent ourselves. And as they say ’Change is only constant’; this is one change that will create a better future for all of us.

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