The existence of AI and EdTech platforms is something that learners and educators cannot question anymore. They have changed how education runs, and it will continue to be adapted to the growing innovation in learning. But why does it matter?
While there is skepticism towards using AI and technology in education, 21st-century learners and educators won’t deny how it assisted them to become better performers in the classroom. It helped drive growth by streamlining innovative methods that a traditional classroom cannot do alone. The support it can give to schools is needed to create future-ready learners. However, even with the existence of AI, it will never replace teachers, but it will complement and extend their expertise for every learner.
Quipper and ELSA Speak wanted to highlight this when they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last year.
“Our collaboration aims to support the education sector in elevating the quality of education in the Philippines by integrating the power of EdTech and AI. ELSA Speak, an AI-driven English-speaking coach, together with Quipper, the leading EdTech and LMS platforms in the Philippines, aims to revolutionize education beyond the current means that we have,” said Yusuke Takagi, CEO of Quipper Philippines
Here’s how AI and EdTech can help elevate learning in classrooms, as shared by Quipper and ELSA Speak:
Increases efficiency in a classroom. Most of the time, teachers must spend hours evaluating a student’s homework and activities. It takes away the time to create, update, and deliver lessons to students. Without an ample amount of time, teachers will sacrifice the quality of education that they can give to students.
With AI and an EdTech platform, it can help manage the teachers’ workload by intervening with their operational activities. For example, on ELSA’s speech recognition platform, AI evaluates students’ spoken English and provides detailed feedback on pronunciation, grammar, and fluency with accuracy rate of 95 percent. Grading English lessons will now be easier for teachers. Moreover, an EdTech platform like Quipper offers automated checking of students’ activities and an item analysis feature to monitor students’ performance in class easier.
Learning is more personalized for students. Nothing beats a learning environment where students can excel while elevating their individuality. But due to the number of students a teacher handles, most of the time, educators need to offer their attention to fully assist them in their growth.
That is why AI supports teachers by giving them data that can be used for proper assessments, like how ELSA’s adaptive system uses a student’s behavior and performance to create a personalized learning path. Whereas with Quipper, teachers can access over 4000+ downloadable study guides as alternatives to textbooks and 1000+ video lessons to enhance their students’ learning.
To develop their teaching profession. Teachers must adapt to the changing tides of education, so professional development is vital to improving an educator’s effectiveness in delivering quality learning.
For example, ELSA Speak, as an AI-driven English-speaking coach, can help deliver excellent lessons for learners and educators to improve their English communication skills. It will enhance their competitiveness as a teacher. On the other hand, Quipper, as an EdTech and LMS platform, can help offer comprehensive guides and other teaching resources to support the learning environment they will provide for their students.
Indeed, there is much to gain when innovation is prioritized in education. The collaboration of teachers and students while integrating technology—AI and EdTech—will develop a conducive education for all.
“Our move to collaborate with Quipper aims to bridge the gap between teachers and EdTech plus AI. We want to demonstrate how vital it is to adopt this pairing to improve the education we can offer our students. This is a change for the better, and we hope to see this even more in the future,” said Vu Van, Founder and CEO of ELSA Speak.