The term “artificial intelligence” or “AI” brings to mind movies about robots. Adding robots to any class may seem unnatural and may make people uneasy. Fortunately, AI comes in many forms. Artificial intelligence is using computer programs that act like human thinking, such as asking questions and planning. Adding it to curriculum means artificial intelligence becomes an important part of course design, content, and adapting for the future. Here are five reasons why adding artificial intelligence in curriculum is a great idea.
Most of Today’s Students Are Digital Natives
Adding artificial intelligence to curriculum is actually adapting the curriculum to today’s learners. Moreover, it leverages skills students already have to increase their success in the class.
Individualized Learning Is Seamless with AI
One example of individualized learning is digital tutoring programs. These programs adapt to each student’s needs based on their answers. Student success also increases when they receive personalized feedback and assistance.
AI Meets Multiple Language Needs
As universities and schools become more diverse, and as more institutes offer online programs, various language needs increase. Artificial intelligence can provide real-time closed captioning. Other artificial intelligence programs also offer real-time language translation.
AI Offers Near Real-life Experiences
Doctors, pilots, and engineers have utilized simulation for years. However, simulations can help others. For example, education students could be in a virtual classroom and practice classroom management. In the past, this was only learned in an actual classroom. Simulation benefits aren’t limited to just professional education. Today, language students practice speaking to virtual people. Students are also not embarrassed by their mistakes, and they have a patient listener to correct them.
AI Increases Student Engagement
For example, a prehistory instructor can use a smartphone app to take students on a prehistoric tour of their town. Suddenly the shopping centers and subdivisions are ancient vegetation and roaming animals. Of course a tour doesn’t have to be outside. An instructor could also show students the inside of a heart. What does a heart murmur look like?
Adding artificial intelligence in a curriculum has limitless possibilities. Not only can students engage in different ways, but they learn through virtual experiences. Instructors are no longer limited to PowerPoints and textbooks, either. Their own creative uses of artificial intelligence can introduce students to ideas from different angles. Artificial intelligence breaks down the walls of the traditional classroom.