With the COVID-19 pandemic taking over the world, digital technology is at the centre of today’s economic development. The rapid spread of technology is pushing all the sectors including the education sector to adopt digital technologies. However, we all can agree that digital transformation in education was not a futuristic scope as we knew, it was just around the corner. All it needed was a gentle push and COVID-19 gave it. Now, several educational institutions across the world are harnessing the power of technology to enable a safer and more efficient environment in schools and colleges. It also backs remote earning and online education to enable the students to learn from their home.

Today more than ever there is a need for a greater level of awareness to meet the needs of students and faculty alike. Thus, digital transformation in education is critical to creating a more engaging and effective education process. Here are a few ways in which digital transformation is improving the education sector.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in the Education sector

Whether it’s banking, communication, travel, healthcare, or education, AI and ML have touched every part of human life. Educational institutions are increasingly shifting to AI to provide a better learning experience for students and a better teaching experience for tutors. Modernized learning ways using AI helps students overcome the challenges in learning new things. At this rate, by 2025, over 47% of the learning tools will be developed using AI capabilities. One of the biggest advantages of using these technologies in the education sector is that it provides personalized learning services for every student. Machine learning algorithms powered education systems are customizing the learning materials for students based on their knowledge, experience, and learning mode. This helps students learn more efficiently. 

Internet of Things in the Education sector

As IoT platforms and applications become more widespread and cheaper to adopt education sectors are finding more and more ways to employ IoT technology. With the help of IoT, schools and educational institutions are processing huge amounts of data simultaneously thus, helps in student progress monitoring and many more. Another main application of IoT in the education sector is on-campus safety. Most schools don’t have the infrastructure to detect red flags for theft, abuse, and other crimes that occur within the schools. With the help of IoT tools like smart video monitoring tools and threat identification drones, schools and other educational institutions can address these safety concerns. 

Cloud computing in the education sector

Today, teaching and learning are no longer confined to textbooks and classrooms. The global pandemic has pushed every school and university to use computers and mobile devices to stay connected. One of the technologies that drive innovation in the education sector is cloud computing. Cloud computing brings students and teachers on a single, unified platform and provides a virtual classroom for students. Students and teachers can easily access live classes and course content anytime and anywhere. It is also extremely scalable as cloud technology can handle the increasing number of students and also helps manage the usage peaks and traffic spikes caused during assignment submissions and other events.   

Teachers and educators are irreplaceable, but technology can aid a teacher’s job and to educational best practices. Thus, We, at Intone, are assisting major universities and higher education entities with achieving higher levels of productivity and transformation through digitization and IT Integration. We are also assisting higher education entities with the creation of state-of-the-art and cutting-edge enterprise solutions for space, facilities, and campus management systems and technologies to enable more effective space management, student experience, and work-life. Let us help you transform the way higher education functions for you as service delivery to achieve the highest standards of excellence for your student population.

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