The Adaptive Learning Experience, or aleX for short, is a platform to help build community while providing the highest quality experience to all in the education space. While this is important at all times, the rise of online and remote learning has brought with it the risk of students falling behind on their work and missing out on valuable connections with their peers and teachers.
By leveraging the Microsoft Education stack, aleX helps combat this to ensure every student reaches their potential.
Looking beyond academics, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process by which students gain and use the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs needed to develop into healthy adults. Spanning the management of emotions, development of empathy and maintenance of healthy, supportive relationships, SEL is an essential part of every student’s education.
As more research is conducted on the education space, the more we learn about the impact external forces have on a student’s development, both in and outside of the classroom. With more and more learning taking place online, tools like aleX are vital to continue the SEL journey.
“What happens in and around the classroom shapes young people’s state of mind and emotional development, from the nutrition and physical exercise provided, to the quality of their relationships with teachers and peers.” – Emotion and Cognition in the age of AI, The Economist
From fostering a sense of community to keeping students engaged outside the classroom, aleX helps SEL.
aleX empowers students to build strong social and emotional foundations by helping them learn in a way that suits them
With a focus on the journey as well as the outcome, aleX encourages development across the SEL spectrum
By guiding students rather than giving them the answer, aleX teaches every user the lifelong skill of learning
By promoting social awareness, aleX builds learning communities that extend beyond the classroom
aleX is personalised to each student, allowing students to feel supported, even as we’re further apart
In this time of remote learning, aleX helps ensure students remain engaged whilst monitoring their wellbeing
By boosting collaboration and communication between peers and the teacher, aleX helps students develop and maintain relationships
Seamless integration with the best of Microsoft’s education stack means aleX is able to harness the power of these technologies to help every student.
Teams provides an interface for teachers and students to not only engage around their coursework, but develop as individuals as part of learning and social communities leveraging the digital tools available to them at any time, anywhere.
Azure Cognitive Services power QBot, a AI-powered bot that is a student’s digital partner in both a 1-1 and 1-many environment. QBot supports not only the sharing and application of collective knowledge, but also provides an interface that’s both personal and shared.
Microsoft Graph enables the interactions between Teams, Qbot and Azure cognitive services. Graph API allows students to ask questions and get answers from their community to continually build a trusted, personalised space to extend the boundaries of relationships and boundaries to support communities and relationships.
Power BI enables analytics and reporting that informs decisions that enables educators to further tailor content and target induvial students that need additional support or build communities that allow students to thrive.
At the core of the aleX platform is a sophisticated Digital Learning Assistant, QBot. Originally developed to enhance remote learning and promote a sense of community between educators and students during the COVID-19 pandemic, QBot uses AI (artificial intelligence) and machine learning to:
Designed to track engagement, the in-built Analytics Engine presents data to both students and educators using custom dashboards that can:
Integrating directly into your institution’s LMS (learning management system), the provisioning engine helps: