AI in the Classroom: Igniting the Spark of Future Learning

We'll unpack how artificial intelligence is changing and will continue transforming traditional education allowing it to evolve to meet the new demands of the world!

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Luqman Saleem | Edited by I.T. Aras

3/25/20243 min read

The recent breakthroughs in Artificially Intelligent software have entirely revolutionized the way we do things, which could range from school research to recognizing and analyzing complex patterns. The so-called "Artificial Revolution" holds to its name, with massive leaps in many fields including education. 

Traditional education hasn’t changed for a long time; however, this new revolution will result in dramatic changes in how students learn and how educators teach. We’ll unpack all of that and more in this article!

AI for Students


Research purposes

One change Artificial Intelligence has made in our classrooms is how we research. Gone are the days when one had to spend hours searching for information to be used in projects or essays. A quick prompt on an AI assistant like Copilot or Google Assistant can give you current news and up-to-date evidence. Instead of searching for all of this, AI does it within a matter of minutes. 

Personalised Learning

Most online study sites, like Khan Academy and Coursera, have used this tactic to analyze student performances and preferences to create a learning experience tailored to specific individuals. This makes the student feel more comfortable with learning and aligns itself with their strengths and weaknesses, helping students improve their performance tenfold.

Moreover, AI chatbots installed on these sites can provide instant feedback to students on their mistakes, which helps students understand their work and improve their mistakes in real time.

Early Intervention

While educators may not be able to identify students struggling with their coursework, AI Adaptive Learning Systems and Machine Learning Algorithms can quickly identify patterns in student performance that could indicate whether the student is finding it difficult to understand some parts of their course. This helps improve their academic performance and increases their access to higher education or work opportunities.

Overcoming barriers

AI also allows students to overcome many socio-economic barriers in their pursuit of knowledge. Its vast knowledge base gives students access to various topics, some of which may not be available through traditional education in the areas where they are from.

Moreover, since AI is an inexpensive tool that can improve students' academic success, students from poor financial situations can avoid placing a strain on their financial position to get an education. They can get a solid education from many study sites offering free services or deficient fees. This helps many families break the "cycle of poverty" by accessing better job opportunities.

AI tools, like Learnmate or Tute.ai, also help to connect students and teachers from different parts of the world to learn and teach on a single platform. This increases student engagement by creating a more interactive and engaging learning experience. Besides, since the AI tools are cheap, conducting such classes is not only cost-effective but also due to the lack of need for physical classrooms so that it can accommodate many students at once without additional costs.

AI for Educators

While AI has made multiple applicable changes to students, this is only some of what it has done in the education industry. Many teachers and educators have also found AI beneficial in their work and rely on Artificial intelligence software for many tasks. 

Handling management tasks

One advantage educators take advantage of is AI assistants' efficiency in managing administrative tasks. This gives teachers more time to focus on student performance and understanding. This helps them understand their students better and makes them more comfortable asking the teacher for help on a specific topic or question.

Content Creation

Media-generative AI, like Dall-E or Canva, can help teachers create videos and images to teach a particular topic to their students. This can cut down on the time teachers spend trying to find suitable material or make the material from scratch. 

Other AI tools, like Taskade, can help teachers develop test questions tailored to each of their students' strong and weak points on specific topics. Some AI tools also come with automated metrics, which show educators exactly how their students have improved over a set period and whether these students have developed a better understanding of the subject.

Enhances planning

AI tools assist teachers in planning how they teach the course to their students. The plan can be changed depending on each student's needs, saving teachers time and making them more efficient. Using previous student outcomes can help the AI identify students who require additional help early on.


Overall, Artificial Intelligence has transformed traditional education into a much more inclusive, personal experience that helps students understand their course better and assists teachers in delivering this thorough understanding of the course's contents. Artificial Intelligence is revolutionizing education by streamlining research, personalized learning, and enhancing teaching efficiency, ultimately making education more accessible and effective for students and educators.

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