3 Ways AI Can Benefit Liberal Arts Students in 2020

It should come as no surprise that an increasing number of college students are pursuing their degrees online. Although distance learning has become quite popular over the past decade, there are even greater reasons to study online in 2020. In response to COVID-19, many campuses reduced the size of their classrooms to meet distancing requirements, but unfortunately, on-campus enrollment has suffered as a result.

Fortunately, it is now possible to take almost all classes online and it is here that Artificial Intelligence, or AI, becomes a handy tool to have at their disposal. If you are about to embark on a liberal arts degree, it is exciting to explore the various ways in which you can benefit from AI.

(1) Assistance in Choosing the Right College
If you are wondering just how Artificial Intelligence can help you find the right college for your liberal arts degree, consider for just a moment entertainment sites like Netflix. Here you will be offered programs matched to your viewing preference based on the types of programs you typically watch. This is a prime example of how AI can help you find the right college to meet your needs. Given a set of parameters, AI can help to match you with schools that meet your requirements.

For example, if you want to pursue an education in Liberal Arts but would like a more tailored approach, AI would probably list Excelsior’s online Associate and Bachelor’s Liberal Arts degree programs. This particular college has a flexible curriculum in which the student can build a curriculum from what they know to where they hope to progress. That, in itself, is a prime example of how AI works within the application/registration process.

(2) Monitoring Performance
Traditionally, every student is assigned an advisor and often it is difficult to meet with that faculty member due to heavy schedules. Your advisor will look over your progress and make recommendations based on areas of strength and weakness. AI is an amazing tool that can monitor your progress and then offer tips on study habits or resources to help you progress in areas where you are falling short of your goals. You may, for example, be able to breeze through the topics relating to psychology, but then struggle with your modules on criminal justice. AI will be able to understand this and provide you with the assistance you require.

(3) Connecting with Peers
Another way in which AI can benefit today’s online student is in being able to crawl the web to find other students with similar interests in liberal arts. Not only can you connect with other students attending your college, but it is possible to seek other students anywhere on earth who are also studying for a liberal arts degree. It is like being part of a global classroom and this connection makes education all the more interesting.

There are many other ways in which Artificial Intelligence can benefit today’s liberal arts college student, but most importantly, your computer can literally help you tailor your education to what best suits you. Although AI is still a relatively new technology, it has become an integral part of our daily lives in everything from entertainment to education. Now that you are studying for your arts degree online, it will be one of the most useful tools at your disposal.

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