Kwizie is fun, but it’s also extremely effective. Robust learning science principles guided us in the unique design of Kwizie with the four major pillars presented below.
Human-Centered AI (HCAI) is defined by the Stanford University HCAI Lab as “AI research inspired by the depth and diversity of human minds, concerned at each step with its ethical impact on people and society, and intended to augment human capabilities rather than replace them” . Research on HCAI design has been shown to be far more effective at aiding the learning process than completely automated AI approaches .
Kwizie's AI is designed to learn from a diversity of human interaction. For example, instead of traditionally taking multiple-choice quizzes only in a passive way by selected the correct answer, quiz participants are empowered to appeal the result, rate, and comment on each question. This unique design enables powerful reflective learning for both the quiz master AND quiz participants. As a bonus, it also helps to continuously improve the AI to create better questions and answers.
A term called social constructivism is commonly used in academia that investigates the role others play inour understanding about the world . Studies have shown time and time again across contexts that learning can be much more effective and engaging when interaction with others is enabled . In Kwizie, you can easily take quizzes together synchronously (like Kahoot) to learn at the same time with others or individual asynchronously (like Quizlet). Easily share a unique quiz pin code to get others to join. You can also share copies of quizzes with each other to reuse and remix for different uses.
Kwizie is founded in Finland where there is a firm value placed on student-centred learning . We strongly believe in a pedagogical approach where the student is the driver of the learning process. We also believe that assessment should mostly used to promote a growth mindset and not as an instrument used to categorise students into high and low achievers . In this spirit, empowering students to become the ‘teacher’ or the ‘assessor’ by making and sharing assessments for their peers is a powerful way to promote metacognitive abilities like critical thinking . By reflecting and critiquing about the effective questions and answers on a particular topic enables powerful opportunities to develop these 21st century skills in Kwizie.
Cognitive scientists have agreed for decades that our brains are very good at filtering out information it perceives as not useful . If learners passively view videos, lectures, or read articles, they often only remember a small fraction a few hours later . This is why it is essential learners interact with the content they are trying to understand to make it stick . Getting regular and timely feedback on retention and understanding also optimises learning further . However, making interactive resources and marking manually with current available tools is very time consuming that tend to get out of date easily.
Kwizie maximises the time efficiency to create interactive learning experiences and automate marking with the help of cutting-edge AI. This competitive advantage makes retrieval practice and pretesting far more regular which optimises possibilities for formative assessment . For example, taking a quick pretest with Kwizie before you even start studying is a powerful way to learn better, even if you get every question wrong . Then practice the terms you missed.
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