AWS | May 11, 2020
Amazon Web Services (AWS) and SXSW EDU collaborate to issue a challenge, the edtech world.
Blast Learning helps students remember information they learned, while identifying and filling in knowledge gaps.
Edtech companies across the U.S. submitted innovative ideas to bolster student learning, teacher productivity, accessibility and the home-school connection.
When Amazon Web Services (AWS) and SXSW EDU collaborate to issue a challenge, the edtech world answers. In July 2019, the Amazon Alexa EdTech Skills Challenge gave developers a chance to make cutting-edge Alexa skills for creative educational improvements. Edtech companies across the U.S. submitted innovative ideas to bolster student learning, teacher productivity, accessibility and the home-school connection. The winners for this competition will be decided in two parts: the Judge’s Choice award and the People’s Choice award.
An expert panel of judges has already narrowed down the competition to six finalists, based on each skill’s innovation, impact, usability and stickiness factor. One finalist from this group—Blast Learning, Healthy Teen Network, NuMoola, SayKid, StrongMind or VOGO Voice—will win the Judge’s Choice award, receiving $50,000 in AWS Promotional Credit to help bring their next big idea to life. Voting is now open for the People’s Choice award, where the winner will receive $25,000 in AWS Promotional Credit. Cast your vote by May 15, 2020 to be eligible to win an Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen).
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“Blast Learning Alexa skill quizzes students in a way that helps them ace the test on a current unit and then continues to periodically quiz them on the material until the knowledge and skills become durable”.
~ Bruce Lewolt, Founder Blast Learning.
Blast Learning helps students remember information they learned, while identifying and filling in knowledge gaps. Leveraging research on how to accelerate long-term memory formation, “the Blast Learning Alexa skill quizzes students in a way that helps them ace the test on a current unit and then continues to periodically quiz them on the material until the knowledge and skills become durable. Along the way, when a learning gap is discovered, the skill re-teaches that information and provides additional reinforcement,” explains Bruce Lewolt, Founder of Blast Learning.
“When Blast asks a question that the learner can’t answer, the concept is retaught before engaging in memory enhancing activities. Blast adapts to each learner’s unique set of gaps as well as their unique forgetting curve,”.
“When Blast asks a question that the learner can’t answer, the concept is retaught before engaging in memory enhancing activities. Blast adapts to each learner’s unique set of gaps as well as their unique forgetting curve,” he adds. We know that studying effectively requires focused, dedicated time and consistency. Voice technology provides students flexible and easier access to studying through portable devices or smartphones and does not require sitting in a fixed location. Learners can use this skill to study even while they exercise, which has been shown to supercharge the brain for learning, Lewolt described. “Imagine being able to jog and study at the same time. Now, imagine how good it would feel to know that jogging is a force multiplier for your studying!”
With a product backed by neuroscience and learning research, the folks at Blast Learning are excited to continue supporting all kinds of learners in academic and professional contexts. “Blast Learning can look across the study requirements for all of a student’s courses and build a prioritized, personalized study schedule across all subjects,” Lewolt says. “Since Blast remembers everything a student has ever studied and learns the best way for that student to study, the intelligent application becomes a lifetime learning resource for students.”
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O'Donnell Learn | June 24, 2020
Elana Noetzel is taking on the role of Vice President of Learning Design Product Development, a newly created position at leading design firm, O'Donnell Learn.Noetzel's first initiative is leading the development of LX Accelerate, a suite of new technology-based services, currently underway at O'Donnell Learn. Begun in response to internal market research, industry trends and client insights, LX Accelerate will help higher education institutions build momentum around transforming online and blended learning experiences."While O'Donnell Learn didn't develop LX Accelerate in response to COVID-19 [development began in mid-2019], the crisis certainly highlighted the need for it," Noetzel shares. "Faculty were tasked with quickly moving their courses to the virtual environment and most have no training. Their expertise is in their field of study. LX Accelerate provides the tools for higher ed institutions to support and empower their faculty to create engaging, effective learning experiences around their expertise."Noetzel's 20-year career spans many facets of education, including academic and online publishing, content development, instructional design and product development. Most recently, she leveraged her expertise as Senior Director Web Strategy and Business for education and technology company, Cengage. Prior, Noetzel co-founded learning platform Cafe Learn, where she led instructional design and product development.
prnewswire | December 14, 2020
Computer based intelligence World School (AIWS) is dispatching its distant self-learning stage giving AI and Coding innovation training to understudies from ages 7 to 18.
AIWS declares the worldwide dispatch of its independent internet learning stage giving AI learning encounters to understudies at home, to self taught students and in K12 schools.
The world is changing quicker than at any other time in the midst of these testing seasons of COVID. Youngsters wellbeing is principal like never before, and they need to confront these difficulties and explore them effectively later on. To battle this, AIWS accepts that advancement, innovativeness and STEM abilities will be basic to set up one's' kid to get future-prepared. Artificial intelligence and Coding gives an upper hand when applying to universities, temporary jobs, and for profession openings. It is significant that each kid is carefully proficient from the wellbeing of their homes, to flourish and prevail in an undeniably mind boggling world.
Kids today grow up around AI-controlled gadgets. AIWS accepts that with the information on how AI functions and its effect, they can possibly make creative answers for true issues changing social orders and molding the eventual fate of the planet.
The AIWS Founders and Governing Board who have been engaged with training, mechanical technology and software engineering for quite a long time, have cautiously curated another understudy focused far off learning scene zeroed in on the five Big Ideas of AI. The course is intended to be fun, inventive, collective, moral, sympathetic, comprehensive, intentional and for social great.
The 200+ active continuous coding encounters are instinctive, independent, self-coordinated with an assortment of STEM difficulties and undertaking based learning draws near. The learning results of the experiential educational plan are required to quicken singular execution, and drive both school and vocation achievement.
About AI World School
We are a team of educators and technologists who are passionate about helping students explore and understand the fundamentals of AI and coding and the role that it plays in our daily life.
Our mission is to help students become future-ready as they prepare for careers that will require an understanding of artificial intelligence as a key skill to prepare children to flourish in the era of AI.
AI World School is brought to you by Robotix the makers of Phiro, Robobricks, and Playbits which are products used in classrooms around the world. In 2016, Phiro from Robotix was recognized by Intel as one of "America's Greatest Makers."