Machine Learning in Education
Improving student outcomes and accelerating research
Machine learning (ML) is transforming education and fundamentally changing teaching, learning, and research. Educators are using ML to spot struggling students earlier and take action to improve success and retention. Researchers are accelerating research with ML to unlock new discoveries and insights. ML is expanding the reach and impact of online learning content through localization, transcription, text-to-speech, and personalization. Lastly, AWS is working with leaders in the public sector to adapt to the new world of ML and better equip students with the skills and expertise they need to succeed.
Identify and attract the right students, forecast enrollment, predict outcomes, and ensure student success. Accelerate research by making ML simpler and less costly to use across research activities and disciplines. Modernize the campus experience and make them smarter, safer, and more efficient.
K12 & Primary Schools
Identify at-risk students and target interventions. Enhance campus security with ML-powered threat detection and response. Improve teacher efficiency and impact with personalized content and AI-enabled teaching assistants and tutors. Improve efficiency of assessments and grading. Provide online self-service tools for parents and students.
EdTechs and Learning Companies
Reach a global audience and serve users of all abilities via transcription, translation, text-to-speech, and content classification. Develop personalized learning experiences, self-service capabilities, and chatbots. Target marketing and advertising and track and predict student outcomes.
Improve Student Outcomes
Machine learning is transforming how education institutions are tracking student performance and spotting issues. ML-powered personalized learning approaches are enabling educators to tailor learning pathways to individual students. Institutions are using ML to enhance the campus experience and enable self-service capabilities.
Increase Online Learning Reach
Traditionally, video lectures, discussion groups, and other high-velocity online learning content has been cost-prohibitive for transcription and translation at scale. Deep learning powered translation, transcription, and text-to-speech services provide accurate and low-cost options to make content accessible to students around the globe.
Accelerate Research and Discovery
Machine learning is moving out of the computer science department across all research disciplines. Research teams without deep data science and ML expertise can leverage ML to accelerate research and drive discovery. ML is improving content search and discovery for scientific and research document repositories.
Attract the right students for admissions and accurately forecast enrollment to optimize capacity. Prevent fraud and protect student and staff safety both online and offline. Manage facilities and equipment more effectively through ML-powered predictive maintenance.
Machine Learning for Education Webinar On-Demand
Check out our series of ML webinars. Improve Education Outcomes on-demand covers how to enable adaptive learning, recommendation and personalization engines, content search/discovery/publishing, content translation/localization, content moderation, and natural language processing.
Blog Post: Helping students learn with Course Hero, powered by Amazon SageMaker
Course Hero is an online learning platform that provides students access to over 25 million course-specific study materials, including study guides, class notes, and practice problems for numerous subjects. The platform, which runs on AWS, is designed to enable every student to take on their courses feeling confident and prepared. Amazon SageMaker checks and validates the documents for fraud, honor code violations, copyright infringements, and spam – while saving its human employees for higher-order work.
Case Study: Echo360
Echo360 is a global leader in active and distance learning solutions. With Amazon Transcribe’s Automatic Speech Recognition, Echo360 is improving the learning experience for all students by developing capabilities for smarter search, deeper ways to engage with content, and a pathway for colleges and universities to offer effective and affordable closed captioning for all academic video.
Higher education and K12 institutions, EdTechs, and learning companies are already using ML to improve student outcomes, accelerate research, and improve operations.