Machine Learning in Today’s LMS

 

On this episode of the EdTech Podcast, Alexia Sanchez, EdTech Director at CYPHER LEARNING USA and Canada, spoke with host James Kent about machine learning in learning management systems (LMS) and how AI plays a significant role in today’s LMS.

Sanchez saw a need for flexibility in education through her years of experience in engineering, instructional design, and as an educational instructor. When she received her M.B.A. through an online program, Sanchez realized the benefits of the flexibility and adaptability of such a program and began to pursue a career where she could apply her skills towards that endeavor.

Machine Learning is a subset of AI that focuses on one specific task. Sanchez used the example of how a machine can learn the difference between a car and a van through data gathering. The machine begins to graph the data by size of the vehicles, the number of windows, doors and finds the patterns of what makes up a car versus what makes up a van. Machine Learning builds an algorithm to develop a model and provide an outcome.

“Once we have this model developed,” Sanchez said, “we can talk about how we can apply it.”

In education, Sanchez said the goal in machine learning is to make education more efficient and provide more engagement for learners. What Sanchez and CYPHER LEARNING aim to do is provide learners the skills to apply the knowledge they gain to the jobs they may want, and even help learners with those career paths, by recommending courses of interest. On the educator side, machine learning in LMS strives to facilitate all of the tasks a teacher has to do so they can focus on more high-value work.

“We need to change the approach of education,” said Sanchez, “to make sure we are preparing learners for the next learning stage, or to acquire the skills they will need for the future.”

For the latest news, videos, and podcasts in the Education Technology Industry, be sure to subscribe to our industry publication.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!
Twitter – @MarketScale
Facebook – facebook.com/marketscale
LinkedIn – linkedin.com/company/marketscale

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Latest

Pixels and Mortar: How LED Went from Small-Scale to Major Scale
May 20, 2022
It’s hard to imagine the days when the sun used to be our only source of natural light. Since we’ve attempted to harness light in our societies, we’ve reigned in both the power of fire and Read more
What a Dip in Veganism Popularity Means for the Food and Beverage Industry
May 20, 2022
Key Insights: In 2022, 5% of respondents were vegan in the Statista Survey. Harris Poll in 2020 found that about 3% of U.S. were vegan. New data finds vegan and vegan related google searches Read more
Apprenticeships are Vital in Developing the Next Generation of Workers
May 19, 2022
  Trevor Matthews worked in refrigeration until he admittedly, lost his joy. Greg Crumpton refers to it as a complacency rut, “in a rinse repeat cycle.” Today Matthews, Founder of Refrigeration Mentor, Read more