The statistics indicate that teachers are pressured and are overburdened by repetitive, redundant, and unnecessary paperwork. The reliable McKinsey survey indicated that “Teachers are working an average of 50 hours a week” —not because of schools overburdening them, or overtime requirements but because of the manual paperwork of filing, grading, and assembling which makes their hours long and monotonous. Schools and countries who have missed the opportunity to use AI and technology have resulted in 81 percent of teachers considering leaving teaching altogether because of their workloads. These drastic statistics emphasize that AI and technology need to be implemented not just for students but also for teachers!
Teachers with AI and Technology
Teachers love their profession and take satisfaction in knowing that their services change a student’s life. However, when the hours are this lengthy for no reason, and they are paid a minimum wage they soon start to lose interest, reiterating the need for AI and technology. On the brighter side, it is predicted that “School teachers will grow by 5 to 24 percent in the United States between 2016 and 2030” (Bryant) provided that AI and technology is made to use. Furthermore, research supports the idea that teachers are indispensable and replacing them would not be a viable solution. Their work should be instead promoted through emerging AI and technology which would ensure that their work is efficient and productive.
AI and Technology : An Epilogue
AI and technology has provided a sea of opportunities for growth and development but it is in our hands to seize this chance. To capture this potential, it is our duty to look out for AI and emergence of EdTech companies, and encourage school boards to invest in this space. Our future is in our hands! Technology has transformed our dreams into our reality – and we must take this reality to every classroom so every child in every part of the country has the access to the best quality education to pursue their dreams.
Also published on Medium.