The Future of Collaborative Learning
AIM@iCS (Intelligent Collaborative Solution) is a web based platform with structured collaborative learning lesson templates that leverages on a semantic analysis engine to understand and assess in real time students' mastery of subject concepts and to assess students’ contribution level and group learning process which allows teachers to review student’s social learning capabilities and intervene when necessary.
What makes our system truly unique is its ability to aid teachers in the assessment of Open Ended Questions (OEQ). AIM@iCS provides schools with an online assessment platform where teachers are able to upload their lesson plans by making use of many preloaded tools in the system. For tasks/assessments that only accept a few identified answers, such as Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ),
AIM@iCS is able to automatically mark students’ answers. However, what makes our system truly unique is its ability to aid teachers in the assessment of Open Ended Questions (OEQ). Our semantic engine is able to automatically discover common words and phrases that are used by students. The assessor is then able to classify them as either a key concept or a misconception. This not only helps in speeding up the assessment process, but also enables teachers to immediately identify students who have misunderstood a key concept, which often happens among less talkative students.
AIM@iCS showcased at Bett Asia - EdTech Excellence Awards 2015
Collaboration among students is coveted by education sectors around the world as its benfits are truly remarkable. Collaboration stimulates critical thinking and helps students clarify ideas through discussion and debate. It also helps students build their confidence in voicing out opinions as it is done through a screen.
Our collaborative solution enables students to communicate via a chat room, and analysis can be done to help teachers identify strong and positive collaboration relationship between classmates. Students are also able to comment on their classmates' work and to offer their opinions, which can prove to be an effective solution as students often understand one another better. Reports can also be automatically generated to reflect a student's communication style, such as inquisitive or assertive etc.
“I find that the AIM@iCS system is something very innovative and appealing where I am able to plan my lesson using the tools available. For the collaborative learning (CoL), it allows me to improve my students’ understanding and assessment of group processes when students participate in CoL when I assign group work to them. It is a dynamic process where I am not able to move around in groups physically to see how they talk and collaborate but with the system, I am able to see how they talk and collaborate in their groups.” - Ms Fio Ang, teacher of Innova Primary on AIM@iCS