Helene Mulholland

‘Let the robots do teachers’ heavy lifting’

AI has the potential to cut teachers’ admin, freeing them up to focus on improving learning, say experts

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An early trial of artificial intelligence in schools suggests that it could save teachers nearly a day a week. So could technology offer a solution to teacher workload where others have failed?

Damian Hinds clearly thinks so, having suggested that AI would “ease” teachers’ burden in his first speech as education secretary (see bit.ly/TechHinds)

Association of School and College Leaders general secretary Geoff Barton takes a similar view. He argues that teaching needs to ensure that it doesn’t “become the Luddite profession”. Instead, he says, it should explore “how technology and artificial ...

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