Impact Case Study: University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's largest university, well-known for its strong emphasis on research, particularly in fields like engineering, computer science, and medicine.

The University believes in enhancing flexible learning and global connectivity through its online learning platforms, offering a diverse range of courses and programs to support students regardless of their geographic location.

They're interested in AI-enabled flipped learning solutions to improve engagement of their recorded lectures and tutorials. They also wanted a tool that allows students to engage with material at their own pace and receive tailored support that maximizes engagement.

"We're turning challenges into opportunities by integrating innovative AI tools like to enhance student engagement and personalize learning, ensuring every student can thrive in the future."

The challenge:

At the University of Auckland, the dream of transforming education through flipped learning is meeting some tough realities. Picture this: many of their students, burdened by Auckland's soaring rent prices, find themselves juggling part-time jobs just to make ends meet. Living hours away from campus to afford cheaper rent adds to their challenges, making it especially difficult to attend live lectures in person.

Then there's the matter of the video content itselfโ€”a crucial element of this innovative teaching strategy. Despite our best efforts, they're finding that students often struggle to deeply engage with these videos from start to finish. As a result, they arrive at face-to-face workshops unprepared, which can sap the energy and potential of what should be dynamic, interactive sessions.

Perhaps most challenging of all is the lack of visibility lecturers face regarding student engagement. Without a clear understanding of how students are interacting with the content, it's a real puzzle for our dedicated teachers to tailor their approaches effectively. They're left questioning: Are we truly engaging our students? Are we making the learning experience as enriching and supportive as it can be and how do we know?

These hurdles are significant and result in generally poor learning outcomes.

The solution

To address the challenges in making flipped learning effective, has been working with their staff to seamlessly integrate into the university's existing workflows. This tool enhances video content by making it more engaging and data-driven, thereby boosting the effectiveness of the flipped learning approach.

Kwizie enables their educators to understand how students are engaging with the material and adjust their teaching strategies accordingly. The tool is designed with user-friendliness in mind, ensuring that both students and lecturers can easily navigate and utilize the features without a steep learning curve. By providing a more engaging and measurable learning experience, is helping the University of Auckland overcome some of the significant obstacles to successful flipped learning.

โ€œCertainly we can use it! The students said it was really easy and friendly."

โ€“ Debbie Van Dyk Professional Teaching Fellow, University of Auckland ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

The result

Faculty and students alike have expressed their appreciation for the way has transformed their learning and teaching experiences. The AI tool's ability to make video content more interactive has notably improved student engagement and preparation for in-person sessions. Lecturers, in particular, have highlighted the invaluable insights gained from the real-time analytics, which allow them to tailor their instructional strategies more effectively to meet students' needs.

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