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...
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This five-year grant, led by TAF Co-Founder and Executive Director Cristina Heffernan, will be used to further develop ASSISTments’ innovative tutoring technology, which leverages teacher- and student-facing tools for core instruction. This project will focus on high-needs middle school math students and their teachers at more than 150 schools.Continue Reading
CenterPoint’s Fresh Start Screener in mathematics is now available through ASSISTment’s platform. The Fresh Start Screener helps teachers evaluate student understanding of content taught in the prior grade, gauge areas of strengths and unfinished learning, and chart their path forward.Continue Reading