AI in the Classroom - How it Affects Publishers and EdTech
August 11 2023
Girl working on a laptop in a classroom

Artificial intelligence is all the buzz recently and has the potential to reshape the educational approach of teachers and the learning experiences of students.

We are seeing a surge in corporate investments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) as computers are programmed to understand the next logical step with AI and ML. For computers to “see” and “hear” requires a plethora of data points and algorithms. At the same time, society needs to be ready to embrace, and as needed, challenge this technology.

Within educational settings, AI-powered tools can efficiently analyze student data on performance and provide tailored support to improve their grades. These tools can predict future performance or potential struggles and provide additional assistance where needed.

While creating new capabilities for computers to learn and improve classroom learning, consideration should also be given to issues that may infringe on privacy and personal rights. The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) are leading the Artificial Intelligence for K-12 (AI4K12) steering committee in an effort to educate students in the need to balance how AI and ML should be used. This initiative continues to develop national guidelines for AI education for K-12 and learning resources for AI instruction. At least a dozen states and the CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards include concepts on ethics in their computer science/technology education standards.

EdTech developers and publishing firms play a central role in advancing the use of AI in the classroom. Even more importantly, these developers must ensure the ethical and responsible use of AI using these concepts.

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