Hyderabad: To uncover and deliberate on challenges faced by children in rural government schools, the International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad (IIIT-H) on Wednesday organised a roundtable meeting on ‘AI & Emerging Tech for grassroots school education post-pandemic’.
The event was conducted by Prof Raj Reddy Centre at IIIT-H and the panellists included social leaders from NGOs, policymakers, educators, social scientists, AI researchers and social innovators.
The panellists shared their present/planned work and problems faced relating to school education, specifically in the rural and government schools in the Covid-19 pandemic (post-Covid).
A bridge course should be planned to bridge the retention gap of the students. Also, schools should open partially and make mid-day meals available to avoid or lessen the intake of their unhealthy diet, the panellists acknowledged.
Suggestions were made on how AI could help through automated evaluation tools for continuous monitoring and tracking, a simplified learning visualisation tool for grassroot teachers, customised assessment tools to measure qualitative skills, experiential learning through virtual technology, incorporating game-based learning tools, and an artificial learning buddy.
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