1. Educators Can Use AI to Improve Student Support
Having the right data can help professors receive the insights they need to keep students engaged and on track. But data alone doesn’t make the grade. You need AI.
A great professor is one who can make real-time adjustments based on data-informed feedback. What works and what doesn’t? Are student patterns changing? Why? Are certain patterns predicting a student will likely fall behind? If so, educators can step in to provide individualized support before the student loses hope.
2. AI Can Help Design Individualized Assignments and Group Projects
The pandemic has forced many students to work extra jobs to help their families survive, and that is one cause for the steep enrollment decline. To address this issue, educators need to know when students are prioritizing necessary work over attending classes and completing assignments. These students will require individualized attention and projects.
Some universities are already using AI to derive data value from systems and activity logs such as Blackboard, student information systems and Google apps, using it to proactively pinpoint areas that need improvement.
3. AI Can Offer Customized Recommendations for Improving Courses
AI-enabled data analytics makes productivity tangible. AI can offer customized recommendations that help students get on — and stay on — the path to success.
For example, data can reveal when a student suddenly changes study patterns, a potential sign that the student may not be doing well. Data can also reveal the factors that help students succeed in particular courses and help with recommendations for course correction when there is still time to take preventive steps.
This data is the lynchpin of higher education efforts to effectively identify and resolve problems that occur during online or blended learning. With the help of customized, actionable recommendations generated by AI, both professors and students can have a better understanding of how to improve productivity and help students succeed.