Published March 21, 2024 by

Written by Claud
Claud Tan

AI In Education

Experiential learning is leading the trend in education industry. As per John Dewey’s philosophy, learning by doing enabled students to develop their own problem-solving skills which is important in today modern society. This is why experiential learning is preferred by students, parents or education practitioners. This type of learning could possible with the existence of Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI can turn usual classroom lessons into interactive sessions where students get to apply what they learn in real-life situations. 

What is Experiential Learning?

Experiential learning is defined by its core principle: learning through action. This method involved four key stages : concrete experience, observation, abstract conceptualization and active experimenting. Compared with traditional method such as lecture-based learning, experiential learning makes students more engaging and focus in the classroom. It could help students to remember what they learn and teaches them how to think critically and solve problems.

Duolingo using AI in personalizing education content
Source : CNET

AI personalize Education Content

AI is becoming a big part of education nowadays. One significant application of AI is personalized learning. AI algorithms able to analyse each student’s educational performance (find out their strength and weakness) and tailor the content to make the experience more engaging. For example, Duolingo personalized their context with right amount repetitive content and incorporate new material for individuals to make whole learning experience more enjoyable. 

Teacher using Squirrel AI in classroom
Source : Customer Contact Week Digital

AI providing tutoring support 24/7

AI-powered tutoring support represents a smart robot teacher offering students unprecedented access to personalized learning assistance around the clock. They are available anytime to assist on your homework and could provide solution quickly. These intelligent systems able to explain to each student’s problem in different ways, adapt to their learning pace, strengths and areas for improvement until mastery is achieved. A notable AI-powered tutoring is Squirrel AI, based in China. Squirrel AI provides personalized learning experiences for students in different subjects Teachers supplement these AI-driven lessons by monitoring progress in real-time and offering additional support if needed.

UK University use virtual reality with AI for their course learning
Source : Research Gate

AI in immersive Virtual Reality

Imagine putting on a VR headset and jumping straight into a science lab or historical scene for your class lessons. The educational content becomes more dynamic, allowing students to explore complex subject in three-dimensional environment compared to traditional teaching method. It’s not just about reading or watching videos; it’s about living the lesson. With the assistance of AI, it can adjust the difficulty level of experiments based on student’s performance, provide feedback, and simulate different outcomes in the virtual reality. The immersive learning approach would make the lessons more interesting and help you understand the topic easier. We could take a study case from UK university which focused on the gamification in social VR, examining student engagement and critical discourse. They incorporate game mechanics such as avatars, points, levels and assignments into quests and students are transformed into role-playing characters. This approach aimed to make learning more interactive and engaging. 

AI is changing the face of experiential learning, making it more tailored, engaging and connected to the real world. By embracing these advancements of AI, we can opening doors of opportunities for students to learn, grow and succeed in an ever-changing world. 

Contact us if you’re looking to integrate experiential learning technologies into your curriculum. Together, we can explore innovative solutions that will prepare your students for the challenges and opportunities of the future.