AI and Workload Management for Teachers

How can AI help educators redirect time to what matters most?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is here and is an integral part of our everyday lives. We are surrounded by this technology from automatic parking systems to smart sensors for taking stunning photos, and personal assistance. Similarly, in education AI is taking off, and the traditional methods are changing fast.

AI or Artificial intelligence is defined as the ability of a computer program to do human tasks such as thinking and learning, and it is transforming the concept of K-12 learning. 

With education becoming more convenient and more personalized, due to new AI education applications, the way students are learning is changing. Educational materials are becoming more accessible through smart devices and computers and students are no longer required to attend physical classes as long as they have computers and an internet connection. But what about the teachers? Modern education is continuously being asked to do more with less, putting more strain than ever on schools, school boards, but particularly, on educators.

The Statistics

According to a recent McKinsey survey, conducted in a research partnership with Microsoft, teachers are working an average of 50 hours a week—a number that the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Teaching and Learning International Survey suggests has increased by three percent over the past five years.

Further, the research goes on to suggests that 20 to 40 percent of current teacher hours are spent on activities that could be automated using existing technology. That translates into approximately 13 hours per week that teachers could redirect toward activities that lead to higher student outcomes and higher teacher satisfaction. In short, the research suggests that existing technology can help teachers reallocate 20 to 40 percent of their time to activities that support student learning.

So, what can be automated?

  • Administrative Tasks. By implementing AI to simplify administrative tasks, administrative duties for teachers and school boards can be expedited. Educators spend a lot of time on grading exams, assessing homework, and providing valuable responses to their students. For example, technology can be used to automate the grading tasks where multiple tests are involved. This can also lead to teachers having more time with their students rather than spending long hours grading them.
  • Forecasting and Efficiencies. AI can also be used in the modelling of complex data to enable the operations department to create data-driven forecasts. This, in turn, allows for proper planning for the future. Plus, through the efficiencies that AI can bring, schools can avoid a lot of wastage caused by over-ordering thereby saving costs.
  • Real-time data. Many districts and boards are using an AI infrastructure dashboards and programs powered by AI to provide educators with real-time data about each student, producing metrics that monitor progress and even forecast future success. AI is helping school boards identify students who are at risk of dropping out, tutors, and automating essay-scoring systems that have been used for decades now with a more sophisticated AI software feature than they did in the past.
  • Automated reminders to students and parents for missing forms, fees or homework.  No longer do teachers need to waste time tracking things down as reminders are automatically sent.

Edsembli’s AI Solutions for your Needs

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is here and is an integral part of our everyday lives. We are surrounded by this technology from automatic parking systems to smart sensors for taking stunning photos, and personal assistance. Similarly, in education AI is taking off, and the traditional methods are changing fast.

AI or Artificial intelligence is defined as the ability of a computer program to do human tasks such as thinking and learning, and it is transforming the concept of K-12 learning. 

With Edsembli’s Ecosystem, schools and boards can rely on a 100% cloud-based solution that is focused on creating experiences that seek to move modern education forward. Our AI solutions can provide: 

  • Simplified student data collection and management – Improve process efficiency by up to 60% by creating, auto-populating, and verifying student records with a platform that connects directly to students and parents. Transform parent-teacher interactions with built-in form completion, fee payments, and direct lines of communication so both teachers and parents can stay on top of the student progress. Plus, you can manage every aspect of student information with Edsembli’s centralized platform that integrates seamlessly with recognized solutions and keeps your data flowing
  • Seamless Automation – Leverage automation to become more productive. Unlock operational efficiencies by eliminating manual processes and duplicate data entry. Save time, cut costs, and reduce administrative burden, allowing teachers more time to engage with students
  • Gather real-time information about your students – through a modernized student management solution, staff members can be kept informed at all times with quick and easy access to the right information, including student timetables, academic records, absences, and much more.

Researchers say it is unlikely advanced AI will completely transform K-12 education, but it can have a positive impact and ease the workload of teachers so they can reallocate their time to connecting and educating their students and readying them for future success. 

Speak with an Edsembli specialist today and book a demo about the benefits of our Edsembli Ecosystem and Edsembli SIS software solutions.

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