WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GoGuardian, the leading company providing proven solutions to create effective, engaging, and safer learning environments, today joined the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) in announcing an industry-wide commitment to principles ensuring the responsible development and use of Artificial Intelligence in educational technology. SIIA’s recently published principles underscore AI’s “vast promise to enhance a learner’s educational experience, an educator’s career, or a parent’s involvement.”
GoGuardian is among 10 industry-leading learning companies that serve on SIIA’s AI in Education Steering Committee, which developed and endorsed the industry principles. These principles are closely aligned with GoGuardian’s previously published commitments on the responsible use of AI in creating safe and productive learning environments.
Teddy Hartman, Head of Privacy & Data Policy at GoGuardian, emphasized the significance of these principles, stating, “AI holds immense promise to help educators personalize instruction to the needs of every individual student at a scale that hasn’t, until now, been possible. The providers building these tools have an equally immense responsibility to students, parents, and educators to harness these technologies in ways that prioritize student safety and well-being. Today’s industry-wide commitments are an important step toward ensuring the responsible use of AI in K-12 classrooms.”
GoGuardian has a strong track record of developing solutions that enhance the learning experience while prioritizing student privacy and well-being. Its suite of educational tools includes Giant Steps, Pear Deck, and GoGuardian Teacher for learning engagement; Edulastic for assessments; TutorMe for virtual on-demand tutoring; and GoGuardian Admin and Beacon to support student safety.
“I use multiple GoGuardian solutions in my classroom and I’ve already seen benefits in several of the emerging AI features, notably the question development and feedback within Giant Steps,” said Tyler Brown, a 6th grade English teacher in New York. “GoGuardian has been a trusted partner when it comes to providing products that improve learning outcomes for my students, so I am pleased to see their public commitment to the responsible development of AI within edtech.”
By endorsing SIIA’s principles, GoGuardian reaffirms its commitment to fostering innovation in educational technology underscored by trust. This commitment extends beyond compliance, reflecting a dedication to the privacy and trust that benefits the well-being of students and educators.
As educational technology continues to evolve, GoGuardian will remain at the forefront of responsible innovation, working in collaboration with industry organizations like the SIIA to shape the future of education for the better.
More information about GoGuardian’s commitment to responsible technology in education can be found here.
GoGuardian aims to help all learners feel ready and inspired to solve the world’s greatest challenges by combining the best in learning and science technology across every part of the learning journey. Our award-winning system of educational tools, which includes Giant Steps, Pear Deck, and GoGuardian Teacher for learning engagement; Edulastic for assessments; TutorMe for virtual on-demand tutoring; and GoGuardian Admin and Beacon to support student safety, is purpose-built for K-12 and trusted by school leaders to promote effective teaching and equitable engagement while empowering educators to help keep students safe. Learn more at goguardian.com.