Educational Leadership in the age of Artificial Intelligence:

Educational Leadership in the age of Artificial Intelligence:

Today’s educational leaders face a dilemma. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will definitely play an enormous role in the future of their organizations and the social  environment in which they operate, but what effects will it have? There are  wildly different visions of the future it will create, ranging from causing the extinction of humanity to ushering in a Golden Age in which machines provide all of humanity’s needs and free us to focus on altruistic service to one another.   

AI’s effect on educational institutions  will not be limited merely to repetitive, routine administrative jobs. Increasingly, it will also enter the core of the teaching-learning activities of educational institutions. 

It will also affect those who manage the operations and ensure the smooth running of the educational enterprises. AI likely will reshape jobs all the way up to the office of the head of the Institution. That doesn’t mean, though, that middle level managers and executives will no longer be needed. They simply need to prepare themselves for shifts in their work responsibilities. 

Whether AI and the technologies it enables will reach their full potential in transforming education depends on the workforce that will work alongside them. Yet the skills that that workforce needs to do this are in short supply. Rather than debating what to do about massive job losses from AI, discussion should focus on how best to prepare workers for the types of jobs that they will need to fill. 

Educational Leaders including senior teachers must make themselves ready for the emerging impact of AI on education. 

Anthony Seldon in his recent book “ The fourth education revolution”  has said that “ AI is the biggest challenge to education since the printing press. It can be compared to the arrival of the internal combustion engine in the 1880s, except it will change the world far more subtly and profoundly. If we can take the right decisions, we will see the biggest enhancement of human fulfilment and happiness the world has seen. Get it wrong and the quality of our life will suffer a catastrophic loss”.

Nothing matters more than education if we are to see AI liberate, not infantilise humanity.

Highly respected British educational scholar, Sir Anthony Seldon, explores the most important issue facing education (and humanity at large): the fast approaching revolution in Artificial Intelligence or AI. This book is a call to educators everywhere to open their eyes so that we can begin shaping the future of education around the world.

Britain and the US have an excellent education system in their schools and universities… but it is tailored to the twentieth century. The factory mass teaching methods of the last educational era have failed to conquer enduring problems of inequity and unfairness. Students have to make progress at a set rate which can demotivates and bore some. Will the AI revolution be able to remedy these problems?

This extended thesis explores the history of education, the many different styles of education (with a particular focus on Britain and the USA), and the different types of intelligence for which current teaching methods are unable to provide any support.

The final part of the book covers the possibilities for how we can adapt our methods to new technologies, using Sir Anthony’s innovative ten-part model of education as a framework.

It will make educators familiar with the vocabulary of the field, appreciation of the key concepts, knowledge of the tools and technologies. It enables them realistic understanding of the challenges that remain and become aware of a number of instances of applications of AI/ML in diverse industries. Armed with this knowledge, they will be ready to be the agents of change in implementing new Pedagogies that deploy the power of these technologies to achieve personalisation and mastery learning for each of their students. The purpose of this program is to empower those teachers who want to do so to become active users of these technologies for their benefit, rather than being passive consumers of the earlier so called EdTech. In the age of AIEd, it is the teachers who will be pivotal.

It is only when we recognize that the world is rapidly changing and so are the needs of each successive generation that we can work to ensure that education remains relevant for the future.

We have designed a one month long course that is covered in 4 weeks with 5 days per week ( From Monday to Friday), a total of 20 sessions in all. Each session is of about one hour duration, and the program is delivered through WhatsApp. 

Proposed Flow of the course:

Week 1: What is educational Leadership?

1.1: What is Leadership?

1.2: Theories of Leadership

1.3: Ethical Leadership

1.4: A brief history of AI in education

1.5: What can AI do today and how?

Week 2: The impact of Artificial Intelligence on Education

2.1: Impact of AI  on the teacher

2.2: Impact of AI on the learner

2.3: Re-designing the learning spaces 

2.4: Role of automatic machine translation 

2.5: Personalisation of learning: Intelligent tutoring systems

Week 3: Specific interventions 

3.1: Face recognition systems

3.2: Speech to text systems

3.3: Text to speech systems

3.4: AI enabled assessments

3.5: Chatbots for administrative and in teaching-learning

Week 4: Leading the transformation

4.1: AI awareness programs for all concerned

4.2: What should be taught in the age of AI?

4.3: New pedagogies in the age of AI 

4.4: Creating an AI experience centre

4.5: Developing and executing the transformation plan

This is a tentative list of topics and themes. This may be tweaked continually based on inputs received from experts and other stakeholders in the field. Because the field is changing very rapidly and has a great impact on all.

To know more about the program and further details of registration and fee payment you may send a WhatsApp message to Prof MM Pant at +919810073724 or an e-mail at mmpant@gmail.com

About mmpant

Prof. M.M.Pant has a Ph.D in Computational Physics, along with a Professional Law Degree, and has been a practitioner in the fields of Law, IT enabled education and IT implementation. Drawing upon his experience in world class international institutions and having taught in various modes of Face-to-Face, Distance Learning and Technology Enhanced Training, Prof. Pant is now exploring the nature of institutions which will be successors to the IITs, which represented the 1960s, IIMs, which represented the 1970 and Open Universities which were the rage of 1980s & 90s. He believes that the convergence between various media and technologies would fundamentally alter the way learning would be created, packaged, and delivered to learners. His current activities are all directed toward actual implementation of these new age educational initiatives that transform education in the post Internet post WTO era.. Prof. Pant, has been a Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and has been on the faculty of IIT – Kanpur (the premier Engineering institution in India), MLNR Engineering College and Faculty & Visiting Professor - University of Western Ontario-Canada. He has been visiting scientist to research centers in Italy, England, Germany & Sweden and has delivered international lectures with about 80 papers published. During his association of almost 15 years with the IGNOU, Prof. Pant has served as the Director Computing and has been the Member of All Bodies (i.e. School boards, Academic council, Planning board, Finance committee and the Board of management). With his interest in Law, backed with practice of Law in a High Court, and his basic training in Science and IT, Prof. Pant has been particularly interested in the Cyber Law, Patent & trade mark issues, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues etc. and has been involved with many activities, conferences on “Law & IT” Prof. Pant is presently; • Advisor to Media Lab Asia - Chairman of working group on ICT for Education, chairman of PRSG handling projects on ICT for education. • Lead Consultant for an ADB funded project for ICT in Basic Education in Uzbekistan • Member of the drafting Group for India’s National Policy on ICT in education • Chairman of the group creating books for class 11 and 12 students on ‘Computers and Communication Technology’ appointed by the NCERT • Preparing a ‘Theme Paper” for the NCTE in the area of ICT and Teacher Training • Advisor and mentor to several leading Indian and Multi-national Companies in the area of education. Prof. Pant has in the recent past been ; • Member – Board of Management – I I T, Delhi for 6 years (two consecutive terms) • One-man committee to create the Project Report & Legislation for Delhi IT-enabled Open University • Advisor to the Delhi Government on Asian Network of Major Cities Project (ANMC-21) distance learning project in association with Tokyo Metropolitan Government. • Chairman Board of Studies, All India Management Association With his mission to create and implement new business opportunities in the area of e-learning & learning facilitation, Prof. Pant has promoted Planet EDU Pvt. Ltd., as its Founder & Chairman, along with a team of highly experienced and skilled professionals from Education & Training, Operations, IT and Finance.
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  1. Jaswinder Sethi says:

    How to join the course.
    Regards

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