Artificial intelligence, isn’t this a word you hear almost everywhere nowadays? Because it’s applicable everywhere indeed, duh! But, what does it have to do with the eLearning Industry? A lot! eLearning industry is constantly evolving and modern technological advancements are a key driving force. AI is one such modern technology that has taken over the eLearning industry like a hurricane. Let’s dive a bit deeper into the valley of bots.
Artificial Intelligence has Encapsulated Itself Deep Within the eLearning Industry
Here are 4 ways AI has achieved this supremacy
- eLearning Content Generation on Demand
- Real-Time Interaction
- eLearning Personalization Through Advanced Analytics
- Integration of Natural Language Processing
Scroll down to learn more about each of them in detail.
What is AI?
AI or Artificial Intelligence Influences machines or a system to mimic the capabilities of a human mind such as problem-solving or decision-making skills. In terms of eLearning, AI can offer a variety of tasks that require human intelligence to perform, like text-to-speech conversion, translations, speech recognition, etc. AI is here to stay for long, hence transforming the eLearning industry in various distinct ways.
4 Marvelous Ways AI is Transforming the eLearning Industry
1. Content Generation on Demand
Ask any SME (Subject matter expert) or an instructional design professional about their most time-consuming tasks, and you probably wouldn’t even have to wait for an answer. They would answer it right away as” the creation of fresh and original content for eLearning courses”. AI tools and platforms have made it quite easier to create content on demand by making the traditional process way too much faster, simpler, and agile.
Authoring tools use AI to translate and localize the eLearning content and make it accessible in multiple languages across the globe. Apart from authoring tools, AI is used to create informative original content just by entering the keywords associated with the content. Rytr is one such online tool, that creates fresh content on demand in seconds. All you have to do is select the language, the tone of your content, select the use case out of the given options, and enter the primary keyword, then click the “Ryte for me” button. It writes the whole content as per your given preferences where you can choose variants and creativity levels as well. There are a number of tools similar to Rytr that are either paid or available for free, depending on the value it returns.
2. Real-Time Interaction
When a learner is invested in a topic freshly introduced to them, they want a real-time tutor or guide to help them and answer any doubts that might arise while learning. But, things aren’t so ideal every time, there can be an absence of a trainer or the learner might feel uncomfortable while asking a doubt due to any personal reason; creating an overall hassle in the learning process. AI can be integrated into the learning programs to solve the issue as AI can act as a virtual assistant or a virtual tutor that will answer all the doubts and questions spontaneously.
Smart chatbots are the best example of an AI program that serves as a medium for real-time interaction. When you integrate a smart chatbot into your learning program, it can provide various AI functions to assist the learner. A chatbot can analyze the parts a learner is weak at, with the help of the previous data it gathered about the learner, and put emphasis on that specific part while asking questions. The learner can ask his doubts to a smart chatbot and the bot would respond in a conversational manner, just like a human being would, ultimately boosting the learner’s engagement.
3. eLearning Personalization Through Advanced Analytics
Personalization of eLearning programs is more like a basic expectation of an employee these days. Companies have started to choose from multiple techniques to personalize their content, just to boost their employee’s engagement, and eventually the company’s productivity. AI is used to influence the customized content that needs to be shared with the learner. AI can track their previous performances and understand their learning style, thus, delivering personalized content with relevant changes as per the learner while ignoring the “one size fits all” narrative.
Personalized learning is a data-driven approach, that analyzes every employee’s performance, and uses machine learning algorithms to predict the future requirements and results of a learner while understanding their strong and weak points. Apart from eLearning personalization, AI assists companies in the process of employee onboarding as well. Advanced analytics helps a company to have a dynamic, personalized, flexible, and effective training or learning approach for their employees and evaluate their performances to promote learner engagement and make eLearning fun and exciting.
4. Integration of Natural Language Processing
Natural Language Processing is an AI sub-field that focuses on enabling systems to analyze, understand, process, and respond to human languages. In simple words, a user is able to talk to an AI bot in the language preferred by the user, in a similar way a user would talk to another human being. Learners can communicate and interact with their respective eLearning platforms, ask questions, solve doubts, receive information, and engage in other fun activities to make the most out of their AI learning session.
AI: The Future of eLearning!
Over the past few years, AI has seen immense growth in the eLearning industry which will only grow further as time proceeds. Companies have started to invest a lot more in AI due to the fact that it saves a lot of time, effort, and cost, which overall profits the company, exponentially at times. The whole point of integrating AI into eLearning programs, whether it’s their development or consumption, is to ease out the basic tasks that are carried out by humans and preferably train them for more complex and personalized tasks.
While AI is one of the most prominent technologies in the eLearning industry right now, other technologies and methods are equally effective. Wondering what might be the other trending strategies or technologies that hold the future of eLearning industries? Refer to this free eBook to stay updated with the latest eLearning trends.