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Technological Trends in Digital Education – 2021

In the context of the global pandemic, we have seen major changes in the field of academic and corporate education. Sibedge has identified the main areas of technological development of digital education, which will be most relevant in the coming years, and invited Kristina Reizenbuk, head of project development in the field of e-learning, to share her expertise.

Technological Trends in Digital Education – 2021

Artificial Intelligence

Many experts believe that machines will eventually carry out baseline teaching. Human factors and expert evaluation will no doubt stay. However, AI will change the way we think about education in the coming years. Here are just some promising options for the use of this technology:

"Changes in education have been brewing for a long time. This pandemic has greatly accelerated their implementation. The old model of education has long lost its relevance, as the market of educational services has changed: no child or student will listen to one-hour lectures, just because "it has to be so," learning should be fun! And the main competitors of traditional learning methods are gadgets. Therefore, learning should be more interesting than surfing the net, sitting in social networks or playing computer games. This is a very difficult task," said Kristina Reizenbuk, Head of E-Learning Projects Development.

Personalization of teaching

Artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly effective in studying student behavior patterns to adapt teaching materials to the abilities, knowledge, skills and psycho type of each person. Neural networks are already being used to create smart content that makes the learning process more attractive. For example, if the AI learns that some student likes sports, it can consider their interests and offer to complete a task based on a sports-related example. 

Verification of written tasks

One of the main problems of teachers is the large amount of time required to check and evaluate students' written tasks. Neural networks have learned to understand the meaning of written speech, so in the future, the possibility of using AI as a professor's assistant for checking large volumes of texts is not excluded. Even today, artificial intelligence actively helps educational institutions with routine standardized tests. Sibedge customers are increasingly turning to us to automate paper documentation processing. And this demand will grow in the coming years.

Virtual Assistants

Chatbots and virtual assistants can automatically answer students' questions, helping to navigate the learning materials. But now the public's attention is focused on the idea of creating full-fledged virtual teachers. Unfortunately, there are only a few successful examples of the implementation of this technology in the world, but you can't stop the beat. Since 2018, virtual teachers have been introduced in educational institutions in Australia, China and a number of other countries. Today, AI has achieved particular success in teaching foreign languages.