According to eSchool News, by the end of 2021, AI usage in the online education sector is expected to grow by 47.5% compared to 2019. The reason for such growth is the ability of AI technologies to carry out different functions at once.
The Duolingo service is known for using AI to personalize the entire educational process, from background knowledge evaluation to adapting lessons individually according to student performance. An AI tool called MATHiaU from Carnegie Learning is being used to assist students who underperform in math by helping teachers adjust the learning process to the needs of students.
AI-based chatbots are also becoming very popular. The University of Georgia, for instance, has implemented a digital assistant from AdmitHub that answers questions about enrollment, educational programs, and payments, thereby reducing the admin workload.AR/VR
The market for virtual and augmented reality (AR and VR) is also growing rapidly: according to analysts at IDC, it will reach $94 billion by 2023. Currently, VR and AR learning tools are the most popular in the corporate sector. They can help in areas where skill practicing is quite risky and potentially dangerous, such as in science, medicine, and manufacturing.
For example, a medical startup EchoPixel has developed an immersive tomography technology: using an ultrasound machine and 3D glasses, doctors create a three-dimensional hologram of a patient's body or a specific organ. This system can be used to practice surgical skills safely.