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How is ChatGPT impacting EdTech?

Engati Team
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November 2, 2023

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Chatgpt impacting edtech

1M users in 5 days

100M users overall

590M monthly website visits

That’s ChatGPT for you.

Achieving a feat that companies like Instagram (2.5) and Facebook (4) took years to reach.

Launched in November last year, this AI chatbot has sent shockwaves around the world, competing with popular search engines like google and bing. With abilities to understand and respond to human language, provide accurate answers, generate comprehensive texts, translate scripts, produce outlines, solve problems and a lot more with a simple prompt, ChatGPT was instantly welcomed by all industries.

One of the industries highly impacted by the release of the AI chatbot is the EdTech industry. 

Since ChatGPT is the latest technology to come into classrooms, its influence on students' and teachers' lives automatically makes it a part of EdTech or Education technology.
This particular claim makes one wonder; How exactly will ChatGPT influence and impact the EdTech sector?
In this article, we will dive into understanding the potential impact of ChatGPT in the EdTech sector.

What is ChatGPT, and how does it work?

Short for "Generative pre-trained transformer", ChatGPT is an advanced natural language processing (NLP) tool by OpenAI. It is based on a deep learning technique called transformer architecture, which allows the model to process large amounts of text data and generate outputs that are highly context-sensitive. ChatGPT is trained on a massive corpus of text data from the web, which allows it to generate text in response to user input that is both human-like and informative.

The generative AI responds to different prompts to solve equations, generate texts, predictive text completion, language translation, chatbot applications, answer questions, create outlines, language modelling and much more. 

What is Edtech?

Edtech tools

Edtech or Education Technology refers to every new application of technology in and outside the classroom as part of the learning process. It supports adaptive learning and allows for more personalised assessments for students to answer and receive feedback from. EdTech tools also allow teachers to receive detailed insight into their student's progress, which they can then use as feedback to adjust their teachings according to what the students need.

EdTech includes everything from teaching support platforms that provide sample lesson plans, tasks, games and training tests to any personalised LMS platforms to assist with school subjects like math, science or literature, and is backed by Artificial Intelligence or Machine learning technology.

How will Chatgpt impact the EdTech industry?

ChatGPT has taken over the EdTech industry by storm. The 340 billion dollar industry simply could not ignore the artificial intelligence tool right from its inception. Its intellectual capacity and unrestricted access made it convenient for students to cheat, and mandatory for schools to include it in their pedagogical practices.

ChatGPT precisely highlights how swiftly technological advances are emerging and how quickly the education systems need to respond to catch pace to keep up with the evolving future.

Here are some ways in which ChatGPT will impact the EdTech sector:

1. Tutoring and Personalized Learning

In the realm of education, ChatGPT can be extremely helpful. One of the most pivotal areas the AI chatbot will undoubtedly impact is tutoring and personalised learning. ChatGPT can be used to offer students on-demand, real-time tutoring because of its ability to understand and respond to questions in real-time using natural language processing(NLP).

The AI can aid students in their studies by responding to inquiries about particular subjects, providing swift and precise answers, offering further explanations and clarifications, and creating tailored learning plans based on a student's learning preferences, strengths, and weaknesses. ChatGPT also has the capacity to provide individualized support to every student through personalised learning and student engagement.

Additionally, the difficulties of access to educational means in under-resourced communities may be addressed with the aid of ChatGPT's capacity to deliver current and accurate information for free. ChatGPT can help level the playing field and give students equal opportunities to succeed by giving them access to information and educational resources that they might not otherwise have.

2. Evaluation and Assessment

Assessment and evaluation are additional areas where ChatGPT can make a significant difference. When trained, the AI chatbot can score long-format essays based on set criteria like content, style, and structure and provide students with feedback to help improve their writing skills. ChatGPT could also be utilised to develop more efficacious ways of assessment and evaluation because of its capacity to comprehend natural language and offer pertinent responses.

This entails that ChatGPT can be leveraged to develop automated grading systems, which would lighten the load on teachers and give students quicker and more accurate feedback on their performance.

Furthermore, the ability of ChatGPT to comprehend and reply to inquiries in real-time could be utilised to develop interactive exams that can adjust to students' responses and offer tailored feedback. This makes studying more interesting and participatory and reveals places where students need extra help and direction. 

3. E-Learning

ChatGPT has completely changed the game in the domain of e-learning. It has improved the efficacy and efficiency of e-learning platforms and virtual learning courses by supplying students with timely, correct information. This means that Edtech companies using ChatGPT to give students help and assistance while they work through e-learning courses and to provide further information and explanations when student-teacher interactions are limited.

A more participatory and interesting e-learning experience might be produced using ChatGPT's capacity to comprehend natural language. For instance, ChatGPT could provide virtual tutors and learning aids, creating a more customised and engaging learning environment. 

What are the benefits of using ChatGPT in Edtech?

When you think of ChatGPTs impact on EdTech, you think of its role in educational innovation. This is because ChatGPT has more pros than cons (if any) in the EdTech sector.

Here are some key benefits of ChatGPT in EdTech:

ChatGPT is beneficial for teachers

The advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning that are applied in the workings of ChatGPT allow teachers to explore new methods to simplify their work and reduce workload.ChatGPT assists teachers in streamlining their tasks of creating lesson plans and homework assignments, grading assessments, making reports and responding to emails.

It also assists teachers in making their session plans detailed and highly effective and generates quizzes, worksheets, and reading resources for them in order to offer the best support required to improve the learning process.

ChatGPT aids student learning and research.

ChatGPT assists students by providing them with answers to every question promptly and accurately. It also eases the learning process by building on their existing research, providing objective insights, pinpointing limitations, translating essential scripts, and creating helpful structures, outlines and formats for the same.

ChatGPT is available 24/7 and can be accessed anywhere at any time, making it highly efficient to use at any point in time and reducing the limitations of how and when students can access material to study.

ChatGPT can help in teaching writing skills.

ChatGPT can easily act as a writing assistant for students of all ages. By providing suggestions for writing topics, flow ideas, sentence structures, and vocabulary, it can aid active learners throughout the writing process.

ChatGPT can also scan for grammatical and structural errors in students' writing and suggest helpful corrections to help them build their writing skills. Students can also get personalised feedback based on their writing style so they can understand and focus on areas they need to work on. 

ChatGPT is a better alternative to Wikipedia and Google.

ChatGPT is a conversational interface that can give students access to detailed and accurate information with every search result. Compared to most search engines like Google, which provide a vast amount of information with infinite results, ChatGPT offers highly intuitive and concise responses that directly answer the query in concern.

Not just that, ChatGPT can also translate documents, regenerate unsatisfactory answers, solve mathematical problems, explain those concepts, and generate more similar content for practice, making it a way better alternative to any search engine where students need to go through galleries of content to find the ones relevant to them.

How can ChatGPT be integrated into existing Edtech platforms?

ChatGPT's AI software can be integrated and developed into EdTech tools. Luciano Abriata, a scientist and content creator, wrote a blog on how to build a ChatGPT-like chatbot using simple programming and the cutting-edge technology of GPT3. This gave him the detailed and successful results of a chatbot that worked and interacted exactly like the smart ChatGPT while also being able to answer questions that regular ChatGPT didn't know about using information that he integrated into it separately based on his information.

Luciano used HTML, CSS and JavaScript on the client and PHP on the server, along with using ChatGPT to add relevant resources. That is a lot of time and effort, mixed with quite a few limitations for a chatbot. One can always create a chatbot with proper code, but the work required to create a fully functioning, multitalented chatbot that can streamline processes and scale along with answering questions is immense. 

Just reading it feels like a lot. 

Then how does one create ChatGPT-like chatbots to develop into their EdTech tools?

What if we told you there was actually a much simpler way to create such a chatbot?

No code required, can be built in minutes, AND can do everything you train it to.

In fact, what if we told you that we could help you build a chatbot for your business that could do more than what ChatGPT can, minus OpenAI's extensive database?

Sounds compelling?

With Engati, you create a chatbot just like that and deploy it on all socials and online channels your business is active on to interact with your prospects and turn them into customers per conversation.

Don't believe us?

Schedule your free demo with us and find out for yourself.

Engati Team

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