Personalised learning is the new normal in classrooms

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The education industry has been doing really well with technology by its side. Futuristic technology moving ahead into 2023 will not only help transform the learning experiences of students but also strengthen the relationships between students and educators shares A. S. Ramana Prasad, Chairman, AI World School with Kaanchi Chawla of Elets News Network (ENN). Edited excerpts:

Tell us about your achievements in terms of ‘Innovation in Education’ during the year 2022.

We had a number of significant achievements this past year. Our chairman, Ramana Prasad, was honoured at the 22nd World Education Summit for his exceptional work in the field of education to kick off the year. The goal of the World Education Summit 2021–2022 is to acknowledge and support innovation in the field of education.

We had a number of significant achievements this past year. Our chairman, Ramana Prasad, was honoured at the 22nd World Education Summit for his exceptional work in the field of education to kick off the year. The goal of the World Education Summit 2021–2022 is to acknowledge and support innovation in the field of education.

We ended the month by being appointed as an authorised skill training and testing centre of the National Skill India Mission (a Government of India initiative) for Artificial Intelligence, Coding, STEM, and Robotics. In April, Meritus AI was selected as the STEM Education partner for a CSR initiative along with FICCI Flo Pune and Oxford Golf Resorts to provide unique & transformational learning experiences through Robotics, Coding, STEM education, and Artificial Intelligence to the students of Lavale Zilla Parishad Village School, Pune. India. The inauguration event was held on World Earth Day, 23rd April 2022.

In May, we became part of the illustrious Scratch Education Collaborative, an international initiative that focuses on the implementation of equitable creative computing. By working together with the SEC, we can help increase access to, and also identify and eliminate the gaps that are restricting young students from underprivileged & traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in India to learn and develop coding as a skill.

In June, our team carried out a soft launch of our AI Lite product at the ISTE 2022, held at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Our product was well received by educators who visited the event. This gave us feedback on how to further improve the product. In the same month, Meritus AI also became a member of the prestigious Southern India Chamber of Commerce (SICCI), whose members discuss and work together to create a positive impact across various industrial sectors.

In October, Edu Expo 2022 – Teacher Training Workshop in association with Rock city Sahodaya where over 600 school teachers attended and got to know about the latest developments in the STEM field.

How futuristic technologies are going to transform education in the year 2023?

The education industry has been doing really well with technology by its side. Futuristic technology moving ahead into 2023 will not only help transform the learning experiences of students but also strengthen the relationships between students and educators. Implementing futuristic technologies will help promote critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving approaches. Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, etc. will enhance the learning capabilities of students. Futuristic technologies will also help save valuable time for teachers, giving them more time to focus on students rather than doing tasks that machines can easily do.

What are the innovations that accelerated the transformation of growth in the education landscape in the year 2022?

With technologies such as AR, VR, and MR, it became possible to integrate the virtual world into the physical world to deliver a full-scale experience to students, parents, teachers, and other stakeholders. With gamified learning, the traditional classroom environment was transformed into an engaging, immersive, and interactive one, making learning fun and interesting for students.

Technological innovations and advancements have enabled learners and education providers to move to a subscription-based model of education that is highly flexible. Personalised learning is slowly becoming the new normal in the classroom. Technology tools in the classroom are helping teachers create differentiated learning experiences for students. Gamification has resulted in an experiential approach to learning, making learning much more interactive and interesting for students.

What is your mission and vision to impact the paradigm shift of the education arena in the year 2023?

Our mission is to use various digital tools in the classroom to support learning and provide learners with interactive and immersive learning experiences. Through the implementation of STEM concepts, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, we want today’s generation to be future-ready. We want to give students the best learning experiences possible, and also promote skill development to create a strong foundation for the students so that they excel in their careers at a later stage. By promoting critical thinking, logical reasoning, and creativity, we want students to brainstorm new ideas, perform research, and find effective solutions for real-world situations.