The world’s biggest brands are using chatbots to improve engagement and customer service, but did you know that more teachers are incorporating this tech into the classroom? Utilizing the latest in conversational design and artificial intelligence, education bots communicate with students about a wide range of topics — science, maths, English, you name it. Although this tech won’t replace your child’s favorite teacher just yet, it serves as an alternative to traditional education. Here’s why:
1. Chatbots Improve Student Engagement
Although traditional classroom environments benefit some students, research shows that the latest digital technology improves engagement in education. One study suggests that digital learning retention rates are up to 60 percent higher than face-to-face retention rates. In short, students who use technology remember more information than they do in the classroom.
Chatbots, in particular, facilitate engagement. Students are able to ask these bots questions about the topics they study in school and get instant answers. Think of chatbots as personal tutors who can inspire and guide your children.
2. Chatbots Streamline Administration
Sometimes, teachers double up as administrators. They register students at the start of the school day and maintain a record of student absences, for example.
Imagine if technology could do all this hard work for them? Imagine if teachers had more time to teach?
With chatbots, this is becoming a reality. These bots can take care of all the administrative tasks that many teachers have to complete every day.
“Facilitating information access and retrieval is the first step in a series of tasks that education chatbots are mandated to perform,” says Chatbots Magazine. “They also have a major role to play in simplifying the administrative formalities that are part and parcel of enrolling at an educational institute.”
3. Education bots Increase Productivity
Research shows that digital learning tools like chatbots improve productivity. In fact, one study suggests that companies who use e-learning strategies and tools can boost productivity by as much as 50 percent.
In an educational setting, chatbots enhance efficiency by providing students with instant information. Children and young adults can use this technology to research topics, clarify information and get useful exam tips.
These are just three of the ways that chatbots are revolutionizing education. Want to develop a chatbot or voice assistant to educate and inspire your students in your area? Click here to find out more.
Also published on Medium.