How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Education Leaders Make More Informed Decisions
When an educator ascends to the leadership ranks, their level of responsibility increases exponentially. It is true, heavy is the head that wears the crown. For many, it is the ultimate professional test, coming with lots of benefits and a few drawbacks. They quickly find themselves going from making 50-75 decisions a day to possibly hundreds of decisions with varying degrees of complexity.
What if there was a way for them to make the right decision over 90 percent of the time? But what’s the catch? No catch, it just involves the use of artificial intelligence. We predict that as the years pass by more and more education leaders will be using AI to make more informed decisions, and here is how it will play out.
The Hiring Process
To find the best person for an administrative or teaching position, education leaders find themselves meticulously going through a massive stack of applications and resumes, vetting each and every candidate. The average education administrator works about 10 hours a day, and this does not include the time that it takes to get ready for work or make their morning and evening commute.
Who has time to go through all of this data? AI does. Education leaders and HR professionals can automate this process by allowing AI to complete all of the parts of the process that are tedious and inefficient for a human to perform. AI can go through thousands of applications to find the most qualified candidates, in a couple of minutes. It would take a human being a month to complete the same task.
Better Judgement Calls
Human beings will always have to make the judgment calls, well at least until machines learn how. Right now, we can only allow them to make decisions that do not require emotional intelligence and experience. However, you can still use AI to help you aggregate, analyze, and interpret all the information that you need to make a sound decision. From there you would use your own judgment and powers of discernment to complete the decision-making process.
In the last few years school districts have begun using predictive analytics to help them make more informed decisions about education-related matters. Specifically, education leaders can use predictive analysis to predict (for lack of a better term) the likelihood of future events by analyzing and interpreting data sets. It’s not an exact science and relies on the educational leader to “read the tea leaves” so to speak.
More Energy, Less Fatigue
Education leaders must make hundreds of decisions a day, and as you imagine, this can leave a leader with a bad case of mental fatigue. Education leaders can avoid this by allowing AI to make the decisions that do not require emotional intelligence or experience. When it comes to deciding which tasks to delegate to AI, just use your own judgment.
The job of an education leader can become a whole lot easier by if they use AI in the decision-making process. Some educators may have a hard time getting used to the idea of AI making decisions for them. In response, I would say, AI isn’t making the decision, you are. It is just a tool that helps you to sort, analyze and interpret data. It’s like having 20 assistants, ready to handle several tasks at once and they never get tired.