Clemson to create AI-tailored professional development program with grant.

With a new professional development program in the works at Clemson University, teachers may soon be able to be able to browse a list of streamed programs tailored for their specific development needs through artificial intelligence technologies.

Researchers from Clemson's College of Education and College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences recently received a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the development of the recommender system, according to a news release.

"Professional development is a $2-3 billion a year industry, and it's critical to support and sustain teachers," Jeff Marshall, associate dean for research and graduate studies at Clemson's College of Education, said in the release. "Online services offered by the business world have done an extraordinary job using artificial intelligence and recommender systems to inform how we live our lives. It only makes sense that we can apply those same successful strategies to the way we help our teachers develop in the classroom."

Marshall said the missing link is not a lack of quality professional development programs...

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