SmartEducators:



This is an introductory program comprising the following weeklong courses:

WLL09: Learning 321: Education in the 3rd decade of the 21st Century ( feted during the first week f every month)

WLL10: Becoming an Independent Educator ( offered during 2nd week of every month)

WLLL11: Artificial Intelligence based Teaching-Learning ( offered during 3rd week of every month)

WLL12: Educational Leadership in the age of Artificial Intelligence ( offered during 4th week of every month)

WLL09: Learning 321: Education in the 3rd decade of the 21st Century:

1: Why Learning 321?

1.1: How education and learning evolve over time ?

1.2: The IITs were disrupters of Indian engineering education

1.3: The UN SDGs ( Sustainable Development Goals) for the year 2030

1.4: The world in the year 2030

1.5: The world in the year 2050

2: Self-learning… the key to future success

2.1: The desire to learn

2.2: Remaining motivated for learning

2.3: Learning agility

2.4:Ultra learning

2.5:Lifelong learning 

3: Independent educators: the dominant force

3.1: The role of educators

3.2: Educators as mentors and coaches

3.3: Personalising and mastery learning

3.4: Educating for the 4th Industrial Age

3.5: Getting extra-ordinary performance from ordinary persons 

4: How Artificial Intelligence will transform the world, in the coming decade?

4.1: AI in Marketing

4.2: AI in Finance

4.3: AI in Healthcare

4.4: AI in agriculture

4.5: Autonomous Transportation

5: Preparing to prosper when most others will perish

5.1: Attributes of successful people 

5.2: Traits of unsuccessful persons

5.3: The 5 hour rule 

5.4: Laying strong foundations 

5.5: Becoming a sui generis

WLL10: Becoming an Independent Educator:

Monday Day 1: Why is it now a good time to be an independent educator ?

1.1: Why become an independent educator?

1.2: A dismal future for traditional educational Institutions

1.3: The Covid Pandemic has given a glimpse of the future

1.4: The top 5 Celebrity Educators

1.5: Other celebrity educators 

Tuesday Day 2: Attributes for success as an independent educator:

2.1: The 7 habits of successful people: Stephen Covey

2.2: The 7 qualities of unsuccessful people

2.3: Malcolm Gladwell’s rules for success

2.4: Organising yourself: avoiding procrastination and time management

2.5: Resources : Books, weblinks, Apps and MOOCs

Wednesday Day 3: Digital skills needed in today’s educator

3.1: Having an effective digital presence

3.2: Presentation tools 

3.3: Familiarity with tools for content management 

3.3: Competency in curation tools

3.4: Fluency in communication tools

3.5: Creating a superior digital learning experience

Thursday Day 4: Pedagogical knowledge and people skills for being a successful educator

4.1: New and emerging innovative pedagogies : from pedagogy, andragogy to heutagogy ( managing learning for the self-directed learner)

4.2: Flipped and mastery learning

4.3: Ubiquitous and serendipitous learning

4.4: Personalising the learning experience 

4.5: Leveraging Social Media

Friday Day 5: Business matters: 

5.1: Opportunities as an Independent Educator: Blue Ocean and Disruptive approaches

5.2: Brand and Image Management: Conversational Capital: why should people talk about you ?

5.3: Financial Matters :How to set up your fees?

5.4: Forms of Business : The One Person Company

5.5: The next steps

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WLL11: Artificial Intelligence based Teaching-learning: 

Day 1: The 5 aspects of teaching

1.1: Preparing materials

1.2: Organising learning spaces 

1.3: Presenting the materials to engage students

1.4: Assessing student learning and giving feedback

1.5: Preparing students for terminal assessments and write reports 

Day 2: The 5 aspects of learning

2.1: Memorising the material

2.2: Applying the Knowledge

2.3: Turning knowledge into understanding

2.4: Developing self-assessment ability

2.5: Becoming an independent learner

Day 3: What should be taught?

3.1: Foundational Knowledge

3.2: Formulation and definition of problems

3.3: Evaluating alternative solutions

3.4: What should be added?

3.5: What should be removed?

Day 4: How? The promises and implications

4.1: Mastery Learning and personalisation

4.2: Assessments and feedback

4.3: Intelligent Tutoring Systems

4.4: Dialogue based tutoring systems

4.5: The potential of Chatbots 

Day 5: What does machine learning inform us about human learning?

5.1: The interesting concept of machine teaching

5.2: The potential and power of reinforcement learning

5.3: The hazards of overfitting the test data 

5.4: Autonomous learners as analogous to self-driving vehicles

5.5: AI based teaching assistant for teachers and AI based learning aids for the learner

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WLL12: ELAI: Educational Leadership in the age of Artificial Intelligence: 

Backdrop: 

This course has been designed as an introductory one week AI awareness course for teachers, especially those already in or aspiring for a leadership role. Those who after doing this are motivated to get more actively involved in learning AI to themselves transform into AI fluent SmartEducators may then pursue an intensive one year program, whose details are available at : https://mmpant.com/aiee-ai-empowered-educator/

Educational Leaders including senior teachers must make themselves ready for the emerging impact of AI on education. The next step to digitalisation is the deployment of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. 

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”.

This short introductory will make educators familiar with the vocabulary of the field, appreciation of the key concepts, knowledge of the tools and technologies. 

Proposed Flow of the weeklong course: Monday to Friday

Day 1( Monday): What is educational Leadership?

1.1:  What is Leadership?

1.2: Theories of Leadership

1.3: Ethical Leadership

1.4: Learner centred education

1.5: Transformational Leadership

Day 2( Tuesday): AI and education 

2.1: A brief history of AI in education

2.2: What can AI do today and how?

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

2.4: AI enabled assessments

2.5: Deployment of AI apps ( speech to text, text to speech, machine translation) 

Day 3 (Wednesday) : Chatbots

3.1: What are Chatbots ? Their types 

3.2: How do Chatbots work?

3.3: Chatbots for administrative purposes

3.4: Chatbots in teaching-learning

3.5: Approaches to creating a chatbot

Day 4 ( Thursday) : Pedagogy in the age of Artificial Intelligence: 

4.1: Pedagogy

4.2: Andragogy 

4.3: Heutagogy

4.4: Flipped learning

4.5: Mastery Learning 

Day 5 ( Friday) : Leading the transformation

5.1: Awareness programs for teachers

5.2: Awareness programs for parents

5.3: Awareness programs for students 

5.4: Creating an AI experience centre

5.5: Developing and executing the transformation plan

This is a tentative plan and it may be tweaked during the delivery of the course. 

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To know more, contact Prof. MM Pant by sending him a WhatsApp message at : +919810073724

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