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Quick Reads – here is what to read in May

Artificial intelligence in e-learning

4. May 2017

Artificial intelligence is not new but it has come a long way since we first watched with disbelieve the science-fiction-drama “A.I.” in the movies about a young boy battling the challenge of neither belonging to the machine nor the human world in 2001. Moving on from actual fiction, A.I. has become an integral part of our everyday real life in every aspect, including how we live and learn and how e-learning can support us in our work life to master any professional challenge.
For May we would like to share 2 articles which are exactly discussing this topic.

This is how artificial intelligence will shape e-learning for good

  • Published by Kyle Hauptfleisch for eLearning Industry
  • Time to read: approx. 10 min
  • The article outlines how artificial intelligence will influence and shape the e-learning industry while representing the differences and relations to machine learning. The author explains that especially classification through A.I. will have significant impact on content creation for e-learning modules. The machine itself will distinguish and see connections between different modules and is creating content itself based on the learners’ own needs and knowledge gaps and completely personalise the e-learning experience. Eventually this will save time and costs for companies.

Why c-levels need to think about e-learning and artificial intelligence

  • Published by Steve Olenski for Forbes
  • Time to read: approx. 8 min
  • The author stresses the many tangible and non-tangible benefits e-learning has for employees and employers but focusses on an interview he has with a learning analytics company. During the interview, it is outlined that AI can analyse a learners’ performance and behaviour plus his or her overall engagement and future performance. Based on that the e-learning experience will be optimised and personalised to get the best and most effective learning outcome, ensuring a constant high quality level of e-learning at the same time. This will have significant positive impact on the satisfaction and overall engagement of an employee.

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