Unobtrusive monitoring of progress, provision of an appropriate feedback, and an adequate preparation of theoretical educational material are important aspects of the teaching process.
The three founders of SMARTEDUCATION UG – Robert Lokaiczyk, Eicke Godehardt, and Andreas Zinnen – develop a Context-Aware Interactive Learning Environment (ILE). The ILE interactively presents learning material and presents a certain amount of feedback to improve students’ learning success. To this end, learning content must be brought into the appropriate form. Learning material is planned to be presented as interactive applications, depending on the student’s context, supported by gamification elements, and continuous feedback about the performance and progress using on-the-spot quizzes.
Products and Services or Concept/ Project
The way in which students access and work with course material is steadily changing due to technological advances. Portable devices (Smartphones, Tablets) have become ubiquitous and several studies have shown how the learning process can be made mobile and more interactive. Our App aims at improving the learning process of students by providing more timely and accurate feedback on performance and progress. Smartphones are particularly suitable to give access to learning content anywhere and anytime. The ILE will thus present selected learning material (for instance tutorials, quizzes, and context-relevant feedback) in a ubiquitous and mobile setting, driven in part by the extensive information gathered in the capture system.
ESA Business Incubation
SMARTEDUCATION UG is hosted at ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Darmstadt, run by the German company cesah. This has provided the opportunity to consult ESA experts who have supported with technology insights and ideas to improve the system.
In addition, especially the support provided by cesah in relation to general business activities has been very helpful.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Zinnen