The Real Reason Your School Avoids Artificial intelligence
Education has not embraced artificial intelligence. Some educators find themselves reluctant to join their peers in its adoption. They understand that artificial intelligence can improve learning outcomes, but they shun artificial intelligence. They would rather do everything themselves even though artificial intelligence could increase their job satisfaction.
Artificial intelligence provides text analysis, automated grading, and tutoring systems. These benefit learners and educators. As the scope of artificial intelligence continues to improve, we’ll continue to see it included in every aspect of instruction.
Most educators rely on artificial intelligence for testing, customized instruction, and even predicting academic achievement outcomes. Their jobs have become more streamlined, and tech helps them reach more learners.
However, not all educators have been quick to accept the inevitable inclusion of artificial intelligence in their classrooms. They analyze data on their own, rely on traditional classroom management strategies, and customize learning themselves. This adherence to past practices can be cumbersome and time-consuming. Educators’ unwillingness to embrace change has left them—and possibly their learners—behind.
Some educators aren’t interested in what artificial intelligence can do for them.
How Artificial Intelligence Helps the Classroom
Educators find themselves responsible for meeting more expectations with each passing year. They must accommodate various learning styles. They have to make scaffolded instruction for every learner. Educators do not have enough time in the day to do it all.
Today’s classrooms require that educators possess immense adaptability and flexibility. Academic expectations are changing all the time. To meet these changing expectations, education leaders revise learning standards and increase rigor. These revisions require new instructional methods and resources to support them.
AI provides the extra boost educators need to educate the whole kid and meet standards. Intelligence automation helps educators in the pursuit of what’s best for every kid in their classrooms. It makes teaching easier.
Why would educators run from something that helps them do their jobs?
Job Replacement Concern
The real reason your school avoids artificial intelligence is fear.
Some educators worry that that artificial intelligence will make their skills obsolete. Artificial intelligence will take over traditional educator tasks. Some educators think AI will replace educators. No educator wants to lose their job to artificial intelligence.
It’s up to us to help our educators understand that artificial intelligence will not replace them. We need our educators more than ever, especially as artificial intelligence becomes more prevalent. Educators bring immense value to the classroom. They bring human empathy. Artificial intelligence performs the many routine instructional tasks so that educators can fulfill their roles as inspirational role models for their learners.
No amount of AI will ever replace that.