Blockchain in Education. Key Ideas from the EU Report

The European Union has issued a new report on the potentials of blockchain technology in the education sector. Called “Blockchain in Education,” the European Commission report explores the feasibility, challenges, benefits and risks of applications of blockchain technology in schools and universities. Aimed at policymakers, the study represents an exploratory review of the topic, focusing on the state-of-the-art of the field in Europe. We gathered key usage scenarios from the report on how blockchain will transform education industry. Continue reading “Blockchain in Education. Key Ideas from the EU Report”

The Rise of AI in Education

Imagine a virtual mentor, that curate educational environment of a child. The AI program helps to monitor the child’s cognitive and emotional development by advising what to wear and how to get to school during morning snowfall. Potentially an augmented-reality device can scribble teacher and student attendance rates, project energy consumption, recommended dietary adjustments and many more.

Artificial intelligence systems and devices can soon regulate the education community. It will take some time to get used to the technological systems and devices that will govern our lives more effectively than local, state, or federal laws. In order to cope with accelerating artificial-intelligence adoption, education leaders and policymakers must begin to consider questions that technological advancements will raise for education. Continue reading “The Rise of AI in Education”

Education + AI: 5 Most Interesting Startups and Articles in December

Here at the AI For Education we like to stay up to date with what’s happening in the education artificial intelligence, machine learning and augmented reality world.

Welcome to the next instalment of our digest  – monthly series of most interesting startups and articles dedicated to keeping you up to date with the latest news and trends in the field.

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Virtual reality can inspire empathy and strengthen compassion among students

VR has been hovering on the periphery of technology without achieving accepted mainstream application or commercial adoption since the 1950s. But now higher education and K-12 advocates are investing heavily in VR technology. While VR and AR tools are still in the process of development and implementation, in 2018 their use will likely grow, according to the recent Campus Technology report. More important is that now virtual reality can inspire empathy among students. Continue reading “Virtual reality can inspire empathy and strengthen compassion among students”

Can AI lead universities to rethink how they operate to serve students?

Artificial intelligence is starting to play a pivotal role in higher education. Adaptive-learning systems in classrooms, predictive analytics to increase student retention – just the tip of the iceberg. In particular, a number of ethical, practical and philosophical questions arise as to how far higher education should in terms of implementing artificial intelligence and its new algorithms. Higher education right now is in the beginning stages of any kind of use of artificial intelligence, so we explored the vision of the promises and perils of AI in education. Continue reading “Can AI lead universities to rethink how they operate to serve students?”