4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform E-Learning

| February 28, 2019

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How far has artificial intelligence come, and how soon will it reach online education?In May 1997, Deep Blue, an artificial intelligence developed by IBM, defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov, marking a significant symbolic advance in computing technology. Deep Blue accomplished this feat using a brute force algorithm, which allowed it to calculate thousands of possible moves in a short period of time and choose the ones most likely to lead to victory.

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Texas A&M University

From humble beginnings in 1876 as Texas'​ first public institution of higher learning, to a bustling 5,200-acre campus with a nationally recognized faculty, Texas A&M University is one of a select few universities with land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant designations. With an enrollment of about half men and half women, 25 percent of the freshman class are the first in their family to attend college. Here, over 60,000 students have access to world-class research programs and award-winning faculty. Texas A&M has two branch campuses, one in Galveston, Texas, and one in the Middle Eastern country of Qatar.

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Article | August 6, 2020

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Here we go again: Back to online learning in Fall 2020

Article | August 6, 2020

As many colleges and universities make the decision to offer online instruction in fall 2020 due to COVID-19, we’re quickly reminded of the Saturday Night Live (SNL) episode that aired during the spring commencement season. “Congratulations Class of 2020! You will now pay full price for your college experience at a University of Phoenix Online without the tech support,” joked Kate McKinnon. She was portraying the principal at a COVID-19 graduation at St. Mary Magdalene by the Expressway High School. Unfortunately, this skit from SNL wasn’t only humorous, it also reflected the reality for some. These people have been thrust into a version of remote teaching that, while developed with the best intentions of faculty and administrators, was more emergency triage than true online learning.

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Texas A&M University

From humble beginnings in 1876 as Texas'​ first public institution of higher learning, to a bustling 5,200-acre campus with a nationally recognized faculty, Texas A&M University is one of a select few universities with land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant designations. With an enrollment of about half men and half women, 25 percent of the freshman class are the first in their family to attend college. Here, over 60,000 students have access to world-class research programs and award-winning faculty. Texas A&M has two branch campuses, one in Galveston, Texas, and one in the Middle Eastern country of Qatar.

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