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EDUCATING THE iGEN: TECHNOLOGICAL APPROACH

 iGen (also called the Generation Z and Generation Alpha) are considered to be the most fortunate and highly knowledgeable among the recent generations in time. The ratio of these two makes the highest population in the world who will be redefining the future with Technology.  

Gen Z and Gen Alpha are those born between 1990 – 2010 and 2010 – present.  At this time, people born in this classification form the young workforce, higher education practitioners, and school students.  They are privileged with access to opportunities which no previous generations have enjoyed.

How Streamlined Education systems respond to this revolution?

As an intervention, the demand in the education system is a more inclusive, efficient, and accessible environment in their teaching and learning methods. Parents of this generation have more expectations for the educational institutions to provide a holistic development of their children to master as a Global citizen and also as a better human at the same time.

Hence creating Digital boards and video learning materials is not enough.

In light of the existing initiatives, Artificial Intelligence enters into a scene like a superstar in providing intelligent data processing for educational institutions and optimizing personalized teaching and learning methods.

Here are some ways that arise with the advent of Artificial Intelligence and the foreseen modification expected in the mainstream education system.

  1.  Personalized Education:

Why does it have to be personalized? Why not one size fit for all? This is because the Next generation is a flock under the tree learning to reach different heights and distances.

Bringing the big data in front, understanding every student based on their previous memory and their ability in learning is impossible without AI.  

We wonder how ad recommendations pop up based on our previous search details, it is the same how each classroom based on majority / each student in class will be recommended with topics, methods of learning and assignment options. Personalized learning will provide customized feedback for the improvement of teachers and students with no bias, ensuring students get the best possible assistance.

2. Automated basic functions like Assessment Tool:

Transforming the traditional practices in the grading system, Artificial Intelligence tailors the adaptive testing tool based on the individual interest and knowledge level. A student’s response is the key for the Deep Grade process which helps to unleash the quantity and quality of individual learner.  

3.  Tutoring Assistance – An additional support:

It is obvious a machine cannot offer everything that a teacher provides in the class with all their limitations in front of them. It is also a vice verse that the AI-powered tutoring assistant can teach through their binary numbers to cross the boundaries of time and space. At the age when parents find it harder to answer the toddler’s question, a Sensible Machine will provide information to satisfy the curiosity to question.

4.  Reality Classrooms: 

Though conventional learning process is not the phase of iGen but the digital classrooms are also becoming old concepts to them. Now Augmented reality (AR) and Virtual reality (VR) is the new blooming concept and highly expected even in remote regions of the education industry. 

Just imagine a big whale swimming through the classroom then suddenly paused and facts about the whale will be explained to the students. The real  time  experience using Virtual Reality and Augmented reality establishes a new level of experiential learning. We will be able to experience forests, agricultural fields, historical situations, space, parliament houses, Math formulas, etc inside the classroom. 

5.  Altered perspective towards the interaction with Data:

This technical intelligence is providing the iGen a different lens to look at the data with not just a Bird’s eye view but also with the active and passive learning capabilities in it. It plays a big role in how they interact with the data and filling the loopholes to complete the void.

Students in the future may have vastly different experiences and perspectives with applicable knowledge, skills, and accessibility to facts than the previous generations.

6. Inclusive Education Modules:

Education based technologies such as Assistive teaching and learning programs with AI in education created more accessibility and inclusive for every learner. This system is a boon for rural education, differently able students to progress with their fullest potential.  These AI-enabled programs also empower both teachers and students to upgrade themselves with current trends.  

CONCLUSION:

In order to harness that immense potential, it is important to have a clear understanding of the inner workings of Artificial Intelligence and the eloquence of the solutions it provides. 

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