Lifelong Personal Teachers The Next Step in Educations Evolution

Personalized Lifelong Personal Teachers The Next Step in Educations Evolution As artificial intelligence improves, the development of virtual presonalized teachers will become inevitable. Steve Downey, associate professor of education at Valdosta State University, explores the ramifications for educators. By Steve Downey 12/02/15 If you asked a student “what traits make for a good teacher”, you’re likely to hear responses such as “someone who understands me,” “someone who knows the content and can put things in terms that make sense to me,” and “someone who is accessible when I need help at home, not just in class.” In short, they want a personal teacher. In today’s economic, political, and educational environments, the notion of a personal teacher is out of reach for everyone except the wealthiest of the wealthy families. In…


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