28 AI Tools
for eLearning
Content DESIGN
Texts, presentations, images, audio, and video
There's an ongoing debate about the merit of incorporating AI and machine learning technologies in corporate education. Some even argue that AI will soon replace eLearning specialists! However, we are sure this notion is misleading. AI is a tool that proves effective only in skilled hands; without proper guidance, its utility is limited.

In our latest piece, we delve into how these technologies will impact the quality of education, their current applications by developers in EdTech solutions, and the hurdles hindering the widespread adoption of AI.
Here are the key aspects that AI will enhance in the learning process:
  • AI will eliminate excessive conservatism and sluggishness from the L&D field as it serves as a strong incentive for embracing new technologies.
  • AI can expedite the often lengthy process of creating educational products. Given that courses can become outdated during development, speed is crucial. Streamlining the content preparation time will ensure that training remains relevant and timely.

We anticipate that in the future, AI will be able to develop courses and take on the full role of content packaging. Now, AI can be entrusted with some preparatory tasks. In the course development process, we leverage AI to discover interesting ideas, make presentations, and generate compelling, marketable course titles and images. Our Lanes Academy, a team of experts, instructional designers, and trainers, collaborates closely with AI, and shares their experience and eLearning design tools with you today.
For what tasks can artificial intelligence be employed today in eLearning?

1. Generation of visuals
Finding a ready-made image on stock that perfectly fits all requirements is often challenging. For instance, a designer searching for an illustration for the cover of a course on leadership competencies may seek an image of a strong-willed pilot at the controls of an airplane.

AI can propose alternative options or adjust an existing picture by altering the angle, colors, and certain details, thereby generating a unique illustration for further use.

It's crucial to bear in mind that artificial intelligence is not an infallible expert, and the reliability of the content it creates always requires verification. Much like an artist, a neural network can depict almost anything, interpret clothing elements of the same airplane pilot in its unique way, and introduce details that don't exist in reality.

Therefore, when incorporating AI into the development of training courses, caution is necessary.

AI tools to work with images:

2. Working with audio and video
Virtual assistants contribute to the creation of distinctive video effects, enhancing participant engagement in the learning process. AI plays a role in elevating video quality and resolution, processing audio tracks, and generating unique background music suitable for educational content.

A common application of AI involves employing a robot for voice acting. This eliminates the need to spend time searching for a speaker or recording in a studio. Instead, you can write a text, and have it articulated by AI in a completely natural voice, comprehending the text, accents, and nuances of pronunciation adeptly.

In this category, the following tools prove beneficial:

3. Text generation and content packaging
Artificial intelligence plays a crucial role in generating ideas, topics, structures, and content packaging. It can generate dialogues between a manager and a client, as well as devise test questions with answer options. This process is akin to team brainstorming but considerably more efficient.

However, the expert's work must be even more meticulous and thoughtful than with images. AI cannot be unquestionably trusted, as it might generate non-existent facts.
    This is how Lanes Academy swiftly created a custom course with AI's assistance:

    Using the conventional approach, we would have spent several days sourcing information, delving into course structures, or consulting experts to determine course content.

    AI facilitated the generation of the course structure within 5 minutes based on given parameters. Another 15 minutes were dedicated to reviewing its adequacy by Lanes Academy specialists, adjusting it to the course objective, and seeking approval from an expert. Subsequently, materials were selected for each point of the structure without AI assistance, saving considerable time at the initial stage.

    Feedback analysis is one more way to utilize AI in the training process:

    Processing feedback forms with AI involves downloading detailed answers and employing a bot to rank them from the most negative to the most positive. Analyzing and recording the top 5 positive points reduces analysis time, facilitating quick adjustments to enhance training.
    AI tools for texts and presentations include:

    What you shouldn't entrust to AI
    Special care should be taken when automating grading and checking homework with artificial intelligence. AI has the capacity to generate any answer and rely on it, making it imperative to have a well-thought-out human control system.

    Formulating educational trajectories and individual training programs is best done personally, as AI does not assume responsibility for learning outcomes.

    Relying on AI to compile reference lists is discouraged, as it may include non-existent books, websites, and other sources.

    Instructing AI to write a script for unique equipment or software is also not advisable, as it can draw information not only from available documentation but also "hallucinate" - invent non-existent details.
    Challenges in implementation and how to avoid them
    The widespread implementation of AI in educational processes faces serious challenges:

    • Lack of control and verification of created content
    • Risk of leakage of personal data and information constituting a trade secret

    Creators of training programs must approach AI implementation thoughtfully and consciously, understanding the problems it can solve and verifying content with an expert. Customers should scrutinize vendors and opt for reliable platforms willing to take responsibility for the content they create.

    In the realm of eLearning, there's a higher likelihood of successfully integrating AI compared to other industries. Developers in this field grasp the value of new technology and possess substantial experience in ensuring accurate and validated information. Consequently, AI is poised to become our helpful colleague, not a competitor.

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