Lumilois a pair of mixed-reality smart glasses that provides teachers with continuous, real-time feedback about their students’ learning, metacognition, and behavior, informing them on the potential effects of their teaching. The glasses leverage the wealth of real-time analytics that drive AI-powered educational software (but which normally remain hidden behind the scenes), converting them into a visual form readily accessible to and actionable by teachers. When a teacher glances around the classroom, Lumilo allows the teacher to see real-time analytics (in the form of icons) floating directly above each student’s head. The teacher can glance directly at a student or “click” on a student’s icon to see more detailed information about where and how that student may be struggling. The Lumilo project’s website offers additional information about these smart glasses and tunes in K–12 teachers to the continuous, embedded assessments that drive intelligent learning software.
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Education faculty at MonashUniversity in Australia have been experimenting with technology-assisted feedback for years, and they have created a website with recommendations for teachers who want to try this approach to assessment themselves.
Often assessment is done via paper tests—despite the growing use of predictive analytics in schools. Lexplore has devised a dyslexia screening tool that pairs eye-tracking cameras with artificial intelligence (AI) and algorithms.