Chatbots in the classroom – the future of education

The teaching of the future must become more individual, more dynamic and more efficient. Most education experts agree on this, but how should a teacher meet these demands? How can we adapt to the individual needs of each student and offer them a tailor-made and unique learning experience? The answer is Chatbot.

That technology cannot be kept out of classrooms forever should be clear even to the most traditional teacher. The younger generations are growing up with tablets, smartphones and computers, and in the near future it will be more than less technology that shapes our everyday lives. It is therefore the task of the educators to prepare the pupils for the world of tomorrow and to make the lessons future-oriented. In addition, technologies can not only make teaching more lively, but also simplify the work of the teacher considerably.

Especially chatbots can complement the daily lessons in a meaningful way and provide the students with individual support, which unfortunately cannot be provided by a single teacher.


Strengthening of commitment and learning success through chatbots

Of course, tablets and smartphones are a distraction in the classroom and some students will try to digitise their attempts to cheat in exams, but therefore completely avoiding the digital change is not a solution either, as it does not live up to its teaching mission of preparing students for everyday life. Chatbots, for example, can significantly increase commitment in the classroom, and content can also be communicated over the long term. While many learners only learn shortly before an exam and are partly overwhelmed with the teaching material, modern chatbot systems already ensure that the material remains stuck in the long run.

The platforms equipped with artificial intelligence, for example, offer continuous feedback sessions to consolidate the material. In addition, they adapt the content to the respective needs of learners and pupils and focus on the people behind the books.

The real challenge for educators is to choose the right chatbot for their students. There are a variety of applications, platforms and styles, each with a different focus on teaching. Whether Gradeproof, Watson or similar, they all follow the purpose to fully engage with the student and his needs and to support, but not replace, the teacher in his mission of education.

No matter how you look at it, chatbots belong in teaching. The future cannot be stopped, but it can be actively shaped. It is up to every teacher to offer their students the best learning experience and to take their role as role model and mentor seriously.

Alexander Pinker
Alexander Pinker
Alexander Pinker is an innovation profiler, future strategist and media expert who helps companies understand the opportunities behind technologies such as artificial intelligence for the next five to ten years. He is the founder of the consulting firm "Alexander Pinker - Innovation Profiling", the innovation marketing agency "innovate! communication" and the news platform "Medialist Innovation". He is also the author of three books and a lecturer at the Technical University of Würzburg-Schweinfurt.

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