5 New jobs in EdTech for the AI revolution

 If you have yet to see the impact of Artificial Intelligence now on EdTech, in the coming months you will see a dramatic change in Q1 and Q2 2023.  The change is already happening swifter than most had imagined; with 6 weeks ChatGPT has gone from a party trick for geeks to dominating the headlines around the world.  AI is not going away, but how will it affect the job market within the EdTech sector?

Open eLMS are implementing AI in everything we do and here are five new jobs that we have identified as being high in demand in the coming year:

  • 1. AI integration consultant:
    As AI continues to revolutionize the education sector, organizations are looking for individuals with expertise in AI and education to help integrate these technologies into their systems. This role is not necessarily technical, what is required is a firm understanding of client needs and knowledge of the potential solutions available.
  • 2. Personalized Learning Coach:
    Personalized learning is a growing trend in education, and AI is playing a significant role in making this possible. Personalized learning coaches can use AI-generated insights to build learning specifically tailored to an individual’s needs.  Open eLMS AI is doing this with AI, building an entire curriculum of learning based on text-based queries.  A good knowledge of the training needs and good writing skills is needed for this role.
  • 3. Virtual Environment Creator:
    As AI tools add immense graphical power to EdTech development, there is the need to up the game.  The elearning suppliers will sell in a years’ time will be incomparable to the learning materials sold presently (think more PlayStation 5 than PowerPoint).  To this end designers will need to use the AI to create engaging and interactive virtual environments using technologies such as Unreal Engine and AI
Example Open eLMS environment
  • 4. Educational Data Scientist:
    With the increasing amount of data generated in the education sector, there is a growing demand for professionals who can analyze and interpret this data. Educational data scientists use machine learning algorithms and statistical techniques to analyze student performance data, providing insights into areas of improvement and identifying trends in student behavior.  Learning Management Systems will be the data source for driving management decisions via the insights bought through AI.  The Educational Data Scientist should have a good understanding of the business and be aware of what questions to ask to affect real change within an organisation.
  • 5. AI-assisted Instructional Designer:
    AI-powered technologies are being used to create more personalized and effective learning experiences. AI-assisted instructional designers use AI to design instructional materials that cater to the unique needs of each student, ensuring that they receive a customized learning experience.  Such designers will need to focus on information design and use the AI tools to develop content.  There will be more emphasis on the requirement for checking the content as AI assisted learning development does a lot of the heavy lifting.

In conclusion, AI is creating new job opportunities in the Ed Tech sector for human beings who possess the right skills and expertise. These jobs offer a chance to make a difference in this daunting and AI driven future that we all face today.