5 Ways AI is Used in Modern Education

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In today’s world, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are what drive innovation in various sectors. Earlier, AI and ML were seen as independent of the field of education. However, since the pandemic, most educators are of the opinion that technology is what should drive education.

In the field of education, innovators face a more conservative playing field as disrupting a standardized field can be challenging. 

But, innovation in education technology has boomed across the world and what schools and academia are relying on these days are all tools and instruments that have artificial intelligence at its core. Now that we have established that premise, let us see the 5 ways in which AI is used in education these days.

1. Personalised Learning –

This word has been flying around in the ed-tech space for quite some time now. What is it about personalised learning that drives the core of innovation in companies across the field?

To begin, there is a competition to harness the full potential of artificial intelligence in creating a unique learning experience for each student through digital platforms.

Companies have built frameworks not just to record the learning levels of students but it is also possible now to predict scores and the time taken by each student to answer a question!

2. The Power of Now – 

Everything driven by technology is powered to save time. That is the principle that most AI-based tools use to drive learning across the field. Students no longer have to wait for days to receive answers to their questions.

There are apps that can use AI to record a student’s aptitude based on which it gives them revision content and practices questions to take them to the next level. Students do not have to wait till an examination to see their learning gaps. They have a system that publishes information about it in a matter of seconds and students can use this to tutor themselves!

3. Diagnostic Tool –

Students need not wait months to understand and rectify their learning gaps. Today, they can download AI-powered learning apps like Class Saathi and take quizzes. Once a student starts responding to questions, the app makes notes to track their progress and identify their learning gaps. Once the test is over, the app will make recommendations on where the student needs to improve and what concepts they need to especially focus on to close the knowledge gap!

4. Key Automation Technology –

The recent shift to technology-based education has shown educators across the globe that it is important to move to this method to save time. What teachers lacked during the global pandemic was a reserve of time and they relied on digital resources to guide them through.

Complicated and time-consuming things like report generation for each individual student can be compiled in seconds. What’s even better is that there are different ways in which teachers can automate their daily redundant tasks like attendance for that matter or even conducting pop quizzes with only a minute taken to create it.

5. 24×7 and 365 days – 

Technology-based learning offers global accessibility, allowing leverage anytime and anywhere. The world of education is a smaller place because of technology and we must all be more thankful for it.

Gone are the days when students had to spend long hours in libraries for research or attend tuition classes for revision. Everything that is to do with education is instant these days and AI has made that possible!

Are you as excited about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning? Download the Class Saathi app and let us know what you think about the different AI frameworks that govern the app!

Class Saathi’s IP-Registered AI Capabilities

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What does AI stand for?

AI stands for artificial intelligence. Computers demonstrate artificial experience in this domain, showcasing intelligence. TechTarget describes AI as “a simulation of human intelligence by machines”.

What does AI stand to achieve?

The agenda behind enlisting AI is simple. Companies use it to replace human intelligence for tasks like diagnosing problems, making decisions, predicting situations, and driving outcomes using user-generated data.

Class Saathi’s AI-Powered Technology:

If you have been following our journey, you already know that Class Saathi is a digital learning platform that solves a multitude of problems emerging from the education sector with the help of Artificial Intelligence.

Tech companies around the world use the term Artificial Intelligence broadly, leading to a misconception that all AI used in different domains is the same.

To help us establish some distinction, we spoke to AI developers at TagHive Inc., to understand how the AI technology they use for Class Saathi stands apart from their competitors. These are our findings.

Firstly, we need to understand AI in the simplest terms. Human solutions cannot address certain human problems. It could be a problem that has many dynamic facets or the volume of engagement may be too high for humans to compute and process it fully. In such cases, AI captures the problem and drives subsequent solutions.

While machines and computers are doing this activity, it is the human brain that programs artificial intelligence to function accordingly. For this reason, AI has a lot of potentials to surmount many plaguing challenges across the globe in a variety of fields.

Having set the aforementioned tone, it is now imperative that we understand how Class Saathi deploys its artificial intelligence in the field of education.

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We began by identifying the often overlooked challenges in the problem-solving domain due to their complexity. We then built frameworks that would address all these challenges with one perfect solution. Over time, we realized our solution could address many more challenges. This governing thought brought us the blueprint of our operation:

  1. Lack of accountability emerged as a general problem in the education sector with large gaps of communication between the various stakeholders, namely parents, teachers and administrators.
  2. Every student learns differently and at different paces. Catering to dynamic learning needs is a challenge that supersedes normal classroom instruction.
  3. Due to the diversity in learning needs across the education sector, targeting learning lags is a huge challenge for educators.
  4. Tracking student learning progress is often a challenge to address manually since it is not easy to conduct assessments frequently. The logistics involved are expensive and time consuming. Additionally, standard assessments lack reliability in measuring progress as they cater to specific, often small student demographics.
  5. Public education systems around the world, often the most populated in the education sector, see a high number of drop-out rates.

Listing out these problems shows you how diverse they are in nature and it seems humanly impossible to address them all with one solution. However, the AI developers at TagHive put on their creative thinking hats to create a system that not only tackles all these problems but also builds on them. Let’s see how:

  1. The Class Saathi developers created a single app for all stakeholders, establishing a transparent communication system for sharing, analyzing, and configuring reports seamlessly. What it also does is use AI diagnostic tools to key in on specific focus areas of the problem and offer it to the stakeholders for tracking and monitoring.
  2. Class Saathi’s AI technology uses knowledge level diagnostics to accurately describe each child’s learning pace and level instantly. To top that, the personalised learning engine generates tests optimised for each level specifically catering to every student’s learning needs.
  3. The Rapid Diagnostic technology that Class Saathi’s AI enables allows teachers to see where exactly each student’s learning lags are. This is otherwise impossible to do manually, even in a small class of 50 students.
  4. Class Saathi allows for teachers to conduct assessments as and when they want to with no additional planning or cost. It saves time and money. What it also does more specifically is use knowledge tracing AI technology to analyse student reports based on assessments to predict potential progress for each student, based on their unique learning levels.
  5. Lastly, Class Saathi’s AI developers are planning to tackle student attrition through an AI capability called study pattern prediction that can warn educators when a student is at a high risk of dropping out of the system

Class Saathi occupies a unique position in the education system. We are a solution that acts as a personalised learning platform, a digital assessment solution, a diagnostic tool, a communication network based on evidence and so much more. Creative minds in the industry curated cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technology to enable all the aforementioned elements.

Want to know more about us? Write to us at [email protected] to schedule a demo!

5 Traits of a Truly Intelligent Person

Most of us define intelligence as possession of a high IQ combined with high EQ. That’s a pretty simplistic definition of what it means to be intelligent and humans definitely have much more to them than these test scores.

Of course, had there been a single formula to become intelligent you would’ve definitely learned it in school by now. So what is it that makes up the geniuses of the world? Let’s have a look at some unconventional traits that can make someone truly intelligent.

1. Empathy

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Understanding what other people are going through and accordingly modifying the behaviour of oneself is a sign of intelligence. In fact, a lot of people are not able to do this and it is also a pretty difficult skill to develop deliberately. Those who have this skill will have better chances at success in real life as they will find it easier to gain the trust of people around them.

2. Attention to details

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Do you fret over tiny details or get anxious if something is not perfect? Don’t worry, paying attention to small details is definitely a sign of intelligence. It simply means you can identify the smallest areas of improvement, and this ability does require a certain amount of smartness.

3. Humility

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The attitude of being humble about one’s skills and knowledge is not so common. The Dunning-Kruger effect supports the observation that intelligent people are humbler about themselves and tend to doubt their abilities more than the less knowledgeable ones who tend to be overconfident about themselves.

This is primarily because you need to be smart enough to know what you don’t know. But why is humility so important? Well, for starters it will always allow for the scope for one to learn more. Prioritizing truth over ego will also earn you the respect of others in the future when problems get too complicated to be solved by one single person.

4. Metacognition

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People possessing this ability can simply think about their own thinking. So, the highly intelligent lot is basically aware of their own thought and learning process and can also critically analyse the same. Apart from focussing on what to learn they also plan, monitor and analyse how they learn. Having a metacognitive learning process also means you are not just learning for the present but also developing your learning ability for the future.

5. Curiosity

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The curious ones want to know more just for the sake of knowing. They don’t always learn based on what goal they will achieve. This thinking helps them learn and acquire abilities that other people might never pay attention to and nevertheless can contribute significantly in developing one as an individual.

With the ever-increasing competition out there, there is a lot of pressure on us to be better than others. Thus, we often feel pressured and try to imitate what we think makes other people successful. Rather than making someone else your idol, strive to be better each day in the pursuit of what you truly want to be.

This way you are not limiting yourself to what others could achieve. In life, no single skill set will help you achieve extraordinary success. Such successes are mostly a culmination of multiple skill sets one acquires over a long period of time.

We hope this article will help you take a step forward in that direction. Do share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.

Building For Future Surveying The Past: How We Made It Sustainable?

What does it mean to design a product that is sustainable? What is it about technology that brings an idea to life and grows with it? Or what it is like to deliver an idea that bypasses all other dynamics to emerge as one that is obviously the right solution?

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When Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs built the first Apple product (Apple I) 45 years ago, did they imagine they were going to leave behind a legacy that outlives them? Did they ever think that they would have a customer base readily waiting for them to announce their next big gig, over so many years? What is it about these designs that have a preconceived need even before the product comes to life?

With the pandemic restructuring the way we consume technology; the globe is now an echo chamber that demands sustainability as the core component. Have we built a system that embodies all the aforementioned spirits?

At TagHive, we are constantly grappling with these questions. We want to provide tech solutions that will supersede all dynamic issues to emerge truly successful. Have we done that just yet? We believe we have and let us show you how!

1. TagHive made overcoming digital divide its mission in 2017:

We championed the need for digital interventions before the pandemic highlighted it as a global inequity. We founded our company on the premise that every child must have access to technology regardless of their socioeconomic status. (For a full story, watch this video!)

2. We offer diverse solutions:

Our product is robust and adapts very easily to any learning environment, be it at school or at home. It can be used by schools at large to standardize assessments, by teachers running tuition programs at home or parents looking for creative ways to engage their children.

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Class Saathi is designed to be adaptable to any user type

3. We are a fully integrated learning environment:

Nobody needs to model a learning environment to use our product. Class Saathi, in itself, is a holistic learning environment with Formative Assessments driving learning interventions for children. Parents, teachers and administrators can monitor student progress remotely as well!

4. We innovate:

The pandemic may have given us food for thought. But, by and large, we have always prided ourselves on creating technology that survives the test of time. We not only think about the needs of the hour, but we also think about how to nurture innovative features that will leave a lasting creative legacy. For example, we now have a feature for teachers to assign homework to students remotely!

5. We don’t cater to one particular audience:

Sustainability is often confused for longevity. While it does go hand in hand, we believe that sustainability means to cater to problems at a micro level so the solutions can have a deep impact at a global level.

We do not identify with one customer base alone. We deliver our technology to the neediest segments of society while we also support students in private schools who want additional, fun learning experiences.

The pandemic truly did pave the way for most organisations to embody the spirit of sustainability. Need-based solutions, however important, are only short term.

We at TagHive, have made it our conscious MO to operate on the principles of creativity, sustainability and impact and through that, we have also chartered our growth.

We are moving forward with the aim to make our Class Saathi app a prime component in education. Alongside, we are attempting constantly surveying, re-evaluating and re-purposing our solutions to a customer base, in the desire that they are eagerly waiting for it. 

200K+ app downloads later, we are happy to report that we are climbing steadily towards everything our customers desire and our company does too!

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If you’d like to discuss how Class Saathi can help you, simply drop us an email at [email protected].