Why only have a Smart Board when you can have a Smart School?

The 21st Century holds some of the most innovative technology. Self-driving cars. Online platforms that connect millions of people. Supercomputers that can fit in your pockets. Even students have the newest face recognition and artificial intelligence technology on their iPhone apps.

With all the innovation in technology, why are schools still believing that their years old Smart Board technology puts them on the cutting edge? Is the higher education sector satisfied with inefficiency, lower quality, and higher costs? We don’t think so.

At StudyTree, we believe it’s time for an upgrade. It’s time to move from the Smart Board to the Smart School and let technology do work for you. Here are three ways a Smart School can instantly make your institution the leader in innovation.

1. Learn how your students learn

With artificial intelligence, your school can analyze thousands of students and how each one of them uses your school’s resources. What are the best practices that top students do before their exams? What study tools should a B student use to get an A on the test? Artificial intelligence combines psychology, computer science, and statistics to give your school the edge.

2. Dynamic Scheduling

Predictive computational technology can learn the habits of students and propose schedules that work for them. Have a student-athlete? Not a problem. Dynamic scheduling can look at past athletes and determine what schedule has led to the greatest student-athlete success. Involved in many clubs? Dynamic scheduling can match your schedule with those of faculty in order to make sure students can essential office hours while making sure they can contribute to campus.

3. Student Grades and Retention

While it’s impossible for an administrator to find patterns in millions of data points, it’s very possible for a computer to do the same. Recent advances in pattern finding mean that your school can now detect amazing occurrences, like when during a lecture do students peak in interest or boredom? What methods should faculty use to regain student engagement? What concepts should TA’s go over in recitation based on data from the lecture? These questions can save hours of work from faculty and administrators all while driving down costs and increasing efficiency. Over the past decades, schools have moved from blackboards to whiteboards to Smart Boards. It’s now time for the Smart School, an immersive, data-driven institution that can bring your school to the next level. These few tips demonstrate how artificial intelligence can upgrade your school. Use technology to help your institution. Enter into the 21st Century.

By: Sohum Daftary

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