From pre-k all the way through college, innovative technology is constantly evolving education. The means and methods of traditional teaching are being replaced with new technologies, like Artificial Intelligence, and showing considerably positive results.
Richard Lamb is an Associate Professor at the University of Buffalo, acting as director for the Neurocognition Science Laboratory, as well as Program Director for Educational Technology. His experience with science spans decades, from teaching to researching, and he has seen firsthand the changing tides in educational methodology.
According to Prof. Lamb, some of the biggest trends in educational technology have recently been “the integration of Leaning Sciences, Human Computer Interaction, and Artificial Intelligence to create individualized learning outcomes.”
AI and machine learning have already been studied and implemented across educational institutions nationwide, with benefits ranging from expedited grading, to e-tutoring students of basic concepts online without relying on a parent or teacher. Human-Computer Interaction is a big part of how we understand which software and programs work best for students. It is the method of researching the design and use of computer technology, in this case related to education, and the interactions created between human and computer interfaces.
This has helped researchers become more creative in their field, leading to Professors like Richard Lamb, and helping create the unique benefits of the relationship technology and learning can have on students. Progress continues and Prof. Lamb informed MarketScale Education Technology that he sees a greater development in the field of Learning Engineering, such as incorporating more Artificial Intelligence and neurocognitive technologies throughout the educational spectrum.