The potential of #Education Technology (EdTech) when it comes to revolutionizing the quality of #Education worldwide has long been deemed as promising. As the digital era thrives, particularly the rise of #Artificial Intelligence (AI), education has also recognized the importance of technology in the science of learning.

In an era in which traditional classrooms are becoming obsolete, it is apparently imperative to recognize the significance of technology as a tool for modern-day education. As our generation becomes suffused with innovative and interactive technologies, the rise of EdTech trends has gradually influenced the global education system.

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Important tool for education revolution

We already know that computers have “reshaped” almost every aspect of life. And since education is commonly acknowledged as the groundwork of a civilized and advanced society, the fast-rising AI-driven EdTech programs could offer students better quality education by increasing access to educational resources.

As education technology and artificial intelligence continuously evolve, knowledge, the learning, and the teaching processes will no longer be limited to books. Through the use of internet and/or other online platforms such as applications and websites, the science of learning will be more fun, interesting and interactive at all levels.

With AI-driven EdTech programs’ individualized, personal and date-guided pedagogical approach, schools will be able to redesign their traditional classrooms to be more conducive for interactive and hands-on learning.

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In addition, incorporating technology in education will also open greater opportunities that could help teachers, students, and parents when it comes to reinforcing the lessons taught in traditional school settings.

Benefits of AI in education

AI-centered educational programs could also bring a number of benefits in the education sector. In fact, Venture Beat listed them on their website, and the list includes teachers having more time “to devote to students” as AI takes over the record and grading keeping system; and mass customization and decentralization of education which could also improve the health of the students while parents could “assume greater responsibility” when it comes to their children’s education.

Disadvantages

If there are benefits, AI-driven education systems could also have some disadvantages, one of which is the possibility that customized and decentralized learning could “accelerate natural inequalities” and could cause “disparate standards.” Students could also miss the “valuable non-academic contributions of teachers,” as well as the importance of peer-to-peer socialization.

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Reasons why EdTech fails

Despite the promising benefits of the combination of AI and EdTech in education, there are still skepticisms that surround it. One reason is the fact that EdTech’s potential to aid learning remains unproven.

The conservatism of teachers and their unions is also cited as a reason that the incorporation of such approach in today’s education systems fails. The success of AI-driven education technology programs, however, lies on how they are used.

Meanwhile, the fast-rising EdTech trends include virtual reality, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, real-time collaborations, cloud computing, gamification and many others. And with the growing influence of technology on education, traditional pedagogy becomes a “gendered past.”