To help control COVID-19 transmission and spread, people across China are spending more time at home and generally reducing outdoor activities. The usual February start of the winter 2020 semester has been postponed in elementary schools, high schools, and universities nationwide, with no date yet set for resumption. To keep their minds occupied and educations on track, more and more students are now participating in online education programs.
Many artificial intelligent education institutions are offering free online courses and accounts to students. The creation and operation of such online education programs is increasingly sophisticated, drawing on big data, adaptive learning, knowledge graphs, human-computer interaction and NLP technologies. AI-powered teaching methods can assess students’ levels, generate personalized study plans, and provide advanced learning guidance.
Ebbinghaus Intelligence Education – Aibin English
The Aibin teaching system provides students from elementary to high school with a wide range of courses, including English, mathematics, physics and chemistry. The system uses human-computer interaction to acquire key learning data and automatically build a personalized database. The system uses data analysis techniques to determine the degree of knowledge that students have gained. Leveraging the Ebbinghaus memory principle and monitoring knowledge grasp intensity, the system automatically pushes learning content during students’ optimal memory periods to improve learning efficiency.
Shanghai G&Z Educational Technology – Smart Kangaroo learning system
The Smart Kangaroo learning system targets students from elementary to middle school. The teaching system focuses on English-language fundamentals, including pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar, as well as targeting exam skills in reading and writing. The Smart Kangaroo platform’s core technologies cover brain science, memory forgetting curves, pedagogy, psychology, big data analysis, speech recognition, etc. The advanced learning system includes composition correction, synchronous practice, mock exams, intelligent review and a VIP online one-to-one intelligent teaching function.
Shanghai Yixue Education Technology – Squirrel AI Learning
The Squirrel AI intelligent adaptive learning system targets students from Grade 1 to 12 and includes all subjects in regular school curricula. The system uses a variety of artificial intelligence algorithm technologies such as knowledge graph and adaptive learning to capture students’ learning data in real time. The platform can accurately identify learning weaknesses and develop an appropriate personalized learning path for each student to significantly reduce learning time and improve learning efficiency.
COVID-19 is having an impact on all walks of life in China, and the rapidly growing online education industry is well positioned to help students get through these times with less disruption to their education. With offline education and training industries shut down and teachers and students stuck at home, online education companies have been experiencing a boom. Many startups are working to achieve more comprehensive online educational platforms that include teaching, feedback, social activities, learning, knowledge bases, and recommendations reflecting expert knowledge and learning systems.
It’s believed comprehensive online education systems will continue to improve as they accumulate more user learning data that they can process, analyze and apply through frontier AI technologies, big data and cloud computing.
Author: Xuehan Wang | Editor: Michael Sarazen