AI and machine learning can be used to monitor whether students are paying attention and asses a student’s personal interests and cognitive abilities.The monitoring systems, which can be adopted for physical classroom settings and distance learning, produce detailed reports to inform the teacher and assist with curriculum design.
Dr. Fady Alnajjar is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering and is also designated as Director of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Laboratory (AIRL) at UAE University. He said that the technologies that are produced by them help teachers personalize curricula for individual students and use teaching methodologies that are effective for learning. They will drive innovation in teaching and curriculum design to address educational problems and benefit both teachers and students. Meanwhile, UAE University has established five core laboratories to support interdisciplinary research combining physical, biological, social and digital sciences.
The UAE’s strategic vision for the next 50 years incorporates the Fourth Industrial Revolution as a system of innovation to help achieve sustainability in economic, social and environmental progress.Aligning its work to the UAE’s strategic vision, the AIRL’s initial focus is on education and health technologies.Describing the ways in which AI research has been applied to psychological health, Dr.Alnajjar said that the laboratory has developed a monitoring system for senior citizens that is able to predict the future progression of their psychological health.