Sun 10-09-2017 22:55 PM
ABU DHABI, 10th September, 2017 (WAM) -- More than 240 pupils in grade six at a Ministry of Education curriculum school in Abu Dhabi began this academic year using an artificial intelligence and interactive multilingual learning system, developers Alef Education announced on Sunday.
The new learning model, Alef, uses technology and innovative mechanisms to bridge communication between parents, students and teachers.
It evolves the role of the teacher in the 21st century classroom, shifting the education process from the familiar teacher-centered model, to a learner-centered data-driven model. The educational design uses concepts, such as thematic interdisciplinary learning, which encourages learning through experience and experiment. Its design adopts natural language processing, advanced data science, and technology-enhanced content, to deliver a system that engages students and encourages self-learning, with the aim of equipping them with the skills necessary to successfully navigate the world of the future, the company explained.
''Technology savvies and intelligent educators spent 36 months in hard work to develop the technology-enabled education solution powered by artificial intelligence, said Dr Saleh Al Hashemi, Alef’s CEO, at the product launch Sunday.
Al Hashemi added the learning platform aims to help teachers focus on the needs of pupils more effectively.
"The role of the teacher is needed, however, it changes with this. This platform or this solution builds efficiencies in the classroom," he said.