Vol. 1, Issue 12 (2016)
Using artificial intelligence to enhance the effectiveness of multimedia-based instruction
Author(s): John Leddo, Darika Bisht, Esha Narla, Rishi Saranu, Max Titov
Abstract: The Internet has given rise to a plethora of multimedia educational resources that are available to students. Two of the most popular instructional formats are video-based instruction and educational television. These are attractive since they provide engaging education and reach wide audiences. However, a potential weakness is that the type of personalized instruction a teacher provides is typically lost. The present paper investigates whether combining these formats with artificial intelligence (AI) technology can enhance student performance. Two experiments were conducted, one that added AI to Internet-delivered educational TV and one that added AI to Internet-delivered VBI. In both cases, student performance was dramatically improved. The results suggest that AI can improve educational performance when added to the multimedia-based instruction.