The Power of ASSISTments to Augment Teaching with Dr. Neil Heffernan
Dr. Neil Heffernan, ASSISTments cofounder and the William Smith Dean Chair Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), joins Michael Palmer to talk about how his career interweaves great teaching, computer science, and “ASSISTments” – a set of digital tools designed to make homework assignment and evaluation more efficient.
In the podcast, Dr. Heffernan talks about the effective blending of artificial intelligence and human teaching to deliver next-level learning opportunities. The episode also dives into the critical importance of the human elements of motivation, coaching, and inspiration in great teaching; as well as how the team has been able to leverage a platform built on crowdsourced content to begin to truly scale...
Listen to it here.