5 ways in which Artificial Intelligence is transforming education system

a circuit board: How Artificial Intelligence is transforming education system

How Artificial Intelligence is transforming education system

The face of the education system has undergone a sea change in recent years. The present-day educational structure is competitive, challenging, and needs to be capable of meeting international benchmarks. The emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, are changing our lives as they are being put to different purposes. And just like other areas, AI is disrupting and creating an impact on the education system as well.

AI is making long strides in the academic world, turning the traditional methods of imparting knowledge into a comprehensive system of learning with the use of simulation and augmented reality tools.

Here are some ways in which AI is transforming education as we know it:

1. Effective management of administrative tasks

Through the automation of administrative work, artificial intelligence allows ample time for teachers that they can utilise to engage with students in an improved manner

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5 ways to help students with disabilities who struggle with online learning

Interventions may include meeting with the student and parent, letting the student fidget, asking the student for help, offering incentives, and helping find an outside therapist if needed.

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The change from learning in person to learning remotely has had an impact on all students, but that impact may be greater for students with disabilities.

Educators to consider taking the following steps if they notice a student struggling with remote instruction.

1. Meet with the student and parent. Ask the student what his biggest challenge is and where he’s getting stuck, says Christina Reese, a licensed clinical professional counselor who trains school therapists who work with students with mental health disorders in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Then together with the parents, try to problem-solve it.

2. Let the student fidget. Once you have identified the challenge, determine what supports the student might need to have around his device

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Key ways Sullivan and Hayes differ on the economy and education in the coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus crisis that continues to stifle jobs and schools across the nation is a key dividing line in the race for Connecticut’s most competitive congressional district.

A New Fairfield prosecutor trying to be the first Republican to represent the 5th District since 2006 says the direction voters wanted when they elected Donald Trump president in 2016 is the way out of the COVID-19 crisis for people in northwestern and central Connecticut.

But U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes says the correction voters wanted when they elected her and a Democratic majority to the House of Representatives in 2018 is the way to help schools in need and get the economy back on its feet in Connecticut.

Republican challenger David X. Sullivan, a retired assistant

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Waterbury Teachers Find Creative Ways to Educate English Learners Virtually

Teachers in Waterbury are trying to be more resourceful and creative when it comes to educating children who do not speak English as a first language.

a group of people sitting at a desk with a computer in an office: English learners in the classroom at Crosby High in Waterbury

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English learners in the classroom at Crosby High in Waterbury

There are more than 2,800 English as a second language learners in the district, according to school officials. Spanish and Albanian are the other dominant languages in the city.

“As an ESL teacher you’re very dramatic, you act things out, you color code, you put things in two different languages sometimes to make sure that students are understanding what you’re saying,” said Pamela Loh, a teacher at Wilby High School.

Students in Waterbury Public Schools are simultaneously learning on the computer in class and at home.

The biggest challenges English learners often face is interpreting the directions, Loh said. So it takes extra effort and one-on-one support to

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Five Ways Higher Education Can Thrive (Not Just Survive) Post-Pandemic

Tal Frankfurt is the Founder and CEO of Cloud for Good, a Salesforce partner that creates transformational value with technology.

The higher education sector finds itself at a historic crossroads. At this intersection appears two varying paths: one headed in the same direction that led to this crossroads, and the other branching off in an entirely new direction. 

Institutions nationwide are grappling with a rocky start to fall semester as a result of Covid-19’s overstayed welcome. Those fairing best are the institutions adaptable to change and ready to make mindful pivots in their technology strategy. A coronavirus vaccine likely won’t be ready any time soon, and an incoming recession will likely lead to more people headed back to school.

While higher education can sometimes be slow to evolve, the pandemic has precipitated change for institutions on a widescale. Here are five ways in which higher education can adjust to

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8 ways universities can improve equity and access

This summer, universities around the world planned for an unprecedented back-to-school in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In most universities, centres of teaching and learning are responsible for supporting faculty members’ teaching for more effective student learning and a high quality of education.

Our collaborative research group, based at Université Laval, Concordia University, Florida State University, University of Southern California and San Francisco State University, sought to better understand how universities planned to make sure all students would have access to online learning and be able to participate as courses moved online. Our team met remotely with staff from 19 centres in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Lebanon.

We analyzed publicly shared resources from 78 centres in 23 countries about about how instructors could transform online learning during COVID-19. We also compiled publicly available resources from these centres about ways to address educational equity in

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Health Beat: Ways to prevent stroke you might not know | Health Beat

SAN DIEGO – Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. Every four minutes, someone dies. How can you lower your chances of being one of them? First, find out if you’re at risk.

“The risk factors are usually the same — smoking, aging, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol,” said Dr. Mahmoud Malas, chief of vascular and endovascular surgery at the University of California San Diego.

Maintaining a healthy diet, quitting smoking, and exercising regularly can improve your odds, but there are other, little-known ways to defend yourself. One is flossing. Some studies have shown improved gum health may slow the progression of atherosclerosis, or narrowing of the arteries.

“The problem with this blockage is that little pieces of plaque break off and goes to the brain and cause an embolic stroke,” Malas explained.

Also, a recent analysis found consuming one to three cups of

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5 ways parents can help kids thrive amid remote learning

Although schools across the country have been back in session for a few weeks, and some even longer, it can help for parents to take a step back periodically and evaluate how it’s going so far. Especially if your child has been participating in virtual learning or a blend of online classes and attending school in-person a few days a week. 

“Not every learning environment works for every child and now is a good time to evaluate what works for your child,” says Peter Robertson, president of Laurel Springs School, an online school that’s been providing distance learning for nearly 30 years.

“Any parent knows that transitions are the hardest things for your family,” says Sarah Brown Wessling, an Iowa-based teacher who won the prestigious Teacher of the Year award in 2010. But parents shouldn’t forget that they’ve made it through transitions before, likely dozens of times before the Covid-19

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Five ways you can kelp kids learn better in online school right now

1. Customize their school space

It’s good to have a dedicated education space at home, with a work surface, a comfortable seat that supports proper posture, and required materials handy. But there’s no one-size-fits-all setup, says Laura Dudley, an associate clinical professor of applied psychology at Northeastern University.

The best desk won’t matter if other aspects of the environment are off. You want to consider factors such as temperature, light, and noise level, and minimize impediments and distractions that affect your child. Some kids might like the background noise of home life, and others might be intimidated to speak during Zoom calls because other people at home could hear them.

You can’t control everything, but you can move a distracting television, or hang up a sheet for privacy. “The biggest thing is to help your child figure out the conditions under which they work best,” she says.

2. Create opportunities

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Bright ideas! Take a look at some of the ways teachers are getting creative with distance education

We’re all adapting to work from home, but teachers, in particular, have had to figure out unique ways of recreating that classroom experience in front of a camera. Here’s how they’re doing it.

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“They have WiFi issues, I have WiFi issues. There’s just a lot of challenges in the world right now,” says Emily Nix, a professor who teaches finance and business economics at USC. “It’s a conundrum, how do you reach students in the same way online as you do in face to face?”

Emily Nix, professor at USC

Professor Nix was frustrated over the loss of the most basic classroom tool, the blackboard, and wanted to find a way to re-create a similar experience on Zoom.

“I do a lot of board work and so I’m up at the board, writing things, talking

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