Altru Salon: AI and the Future of Education: A Four Dimensional Model
May 9, 2019 – One-on-one tutoring dramatically increases learning effectiveness compared to the traditional classroom but up to this point it has been far too costly to be delivered at scale.
But advances in AI can now replicate one-to-one interaction in a digital environment, The tutor can be replaced by the computer to deliver a highly personalized learning approach that mimics one-on-one tutoring—and be done at scale. This development offers hope for efficient and economical training that will be needed to re-skill the millions of workers being displaced by robots.
The core advance is the result of 20 years of research in learning, neuro & computer science during which more than 20 million learners have perfected the adaptive personalized approach. .AIs capacity to take into consideration what each learner has already mastered is a critical advance.
Algorithms can now mimic the way viruses behave in nature: evolving moment-by-moment using trial and error as their environment changes. These algorithms allow the learner to make mistakes and pursue misconceptions, closely mimicking real-world cognitive situations.
Our Speaker, Dr. Ulrik Juul Christensen is recognized worldwide as an expert in learning technology. He has pioneered adaptive learning, data-driven content development, simulation and debriefing technologies.
He co-founded Area9 Group in 2006, which has been at the forefront of adaptive and personalized learning with more than 1500 adaptive learning products and millions of students using these systems. Area9 Education was sold to McGraw-Hill Education in 2014 and Area9 Learning was established to focus on adaptive learning in corporate and organizational environments.
Christensen was part of the McGraw-Hill Higher Education leadership and Executive team from 2011 until 2016, when he stepped down to focus on the rapidly growing Area9 Innovation Learning enterprises. In January 2018 set out to create the 4th generation adaptive learning platform and the first generation supporting four-dimensional education.