How to Use Digital Platforms to Provide Efficient Higher Education

By StartUp City | Wednesday, March 06, 2019

The proliferation of innovative technological solutions is the reason for the implementation of technology tools in almost all of the major industries. The education community can also put these technology tools to good effect with the help of accumulated data, better hardware, and software.

The classroom environment for higher education has many flaws like the poor student-to-teacher ratio, which leaves many students behind for want of personalized curricular pacing and attention. On top of that, every student has a different pace and method of understanding the subject materials.  Artificial intelligence (AI) can help colleges to overcome these shortcomings by providing customized materials and procedures based on a student’s requirement. Many universities have increasingly started to use digital platforms to offer course materials and facilitate exams. Integration of these digital platforms with AI tools can provide professors with detailed and useful insights into the effectiveness of course materials and learning procedures.  It can help professors to understand the weakness and strength of their pupils in terms of their aptitudes and interest towards the related fields and disciplines. AI tools can adapt to a student’s style and pace of learning to ensure that each student receives customized study material that suits their studies.

Educational institutes have a vast pipeline of data at their disposal that can be used for advanced analytics. The analytics can be a defining factor in student retention for small and large universities alike. 

Universities can also use IoT technology to make smart classroom and interactive learning experience. An IoT powered mess network can eliminate all the dead-zones in the network connectivity. IoT-enabled whiteboards in the classroom and across campuses can offer blank canvases for colleges to give critical information, break alerts, and promote upcoming events without changing the physical signage.

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