Generation 3 EdTech will climb a ladder of 6 critical capabilities, each step on that evolution enabling a more engaging and efficacious student experience. The goal of this next generation of EdTech is to give teachers a trusted "assistant" they know is offering quality 1:1 tutoring to their students.
Just as doctors have lab technicians, Gen3 apps will support educators in ways never before possible. This “co-instruction” partnership between smart tech and empathetic teachers will turbo-charge student growth and achievement.
The classroom is a conversation. To be part of that conversation, EdTech must have ears and voice. Amira is the first software that is able to listen to students read out loud, assess their mastery, and deliver personalized coaching.
A student misreads a word – how do we know how to help?
This is the moment of truth in the instructional process. Through experience and sharpened intuition, teachers have a deep understanding of why a student is struggling. Using Machine Learning (ML), EdTech is able to use evidence to make instructional decisions similar to those talented educators.
Machine Learning is about accumulating massive quantities of data associated with a decision, and then using that accumulated evidence to make good decisions going forward.
Virtual Reality immerses students into 3- dimensional digital worlds. While no new technology ever reveals its full power & potential until mature, AR/VR will be one of those innovations, like online maps, Google search, twitter, iPhones, eCommerce, and Instagram, that changes daily life.
Amira is putting the power of immersion to work now. Students become the central character in the 3D story, reading their part to drive the narrative. And, as they read, Amira tutors. Watch this clip of Amira Animal Rescue to see VR and an AI reading tutor work together. Amira currently only uses this type of immersive experience with the home product used by private individuals.
Today’s EdTech learns at a snail’s pace. Reinforcement Learning (RL) is a new branch of AI that enables software to improve all the time, learning from every interaction. RL is the intelligence in self-driving cars. Reinforcement Learning will be the engine inside Intelligent Instruction, ushering in genuine personalization while making EdTech far easier to use.
Amira learns with every word a student reads and turns this learning into a continual flow of diagnostic insight for teachers. At any time, teachers can dial up a Personalized Learning Plan for each student driven by specific observations of student struggle.
Generative AI is the most revolutionary technology of our lifetime. Now, EdTech can dialogue with infinite richness, flexibility and in almost any “voice.” The path is now open to Intelligent Tutors that genuinely converse with students. Conversation is coming to Amira soon.
With all data collected on Amira, we follow the most strict safety protocols including, but not limited to, ensuring all data and recordings are cleaned of individual identifiers of any kind. We never sell data to others. Only content reviewed and approved by experts is exposed to students or teachers. We never collect audio or data without an explicit launch of an Amira session. We do not allow social interactions between our users. We analyze every interaction students will have with Amira and conduct extensive testing on our content, program, and interventions. With everything we do, our company remains and will always be: students first, and technology in the service of educators. AI is essential to helping every student become a masterful reader, but we believe it must be used with caution, consideration and controls.