Understanding AI Technology
Moving from Passive Observing to
A common trend in education and distance learning today is to take
what is available in textbooks and convert it to a digital format.
While convenient and affordable, this approach can create a passive
learning experience because students spend most of their time reading
and observing, not engaging and doing.
Using AI Technology to Achieve Breakthrough
At Quantum, our artificial intelligence (AI) technology is designed
to actively engage students at a deeper, intellectual level where
"breakthrough learning" takes place. We have all experienced it before.
We wrestle with a difficult problem until we think we have exhausted
every possible solution but still can't determine the correct answer.
Then, we have that magical moment of transformation where what seemed
to be such a confusing concept or unsolvable problem now becomes so
obvious and easy to understand. By working through the problem ourselves
in a very personal way, we improve our comprehension and critical
thinking skills at a higher cognitive level than if an instructor
had just simply given us the answer.
That is exactly what Quantum's tutoring
and assessment software is designed to do give students the
opportunity to solve problems in an encouraging environment where
they are free to explore, try new ideas and even make some mistakes
along the way without fear of embarrassment. Just like working with
an excellent instructor or tutor, the software is always there to
coach the student. Unlike human tutoring, however, students can use
the Tutors anytime, anywhere for as little or as long as they want.
Helping Students Understand
Why an Answer is Right or Wrong
homework systems only tell a student if their answer is "right"
or "wrong" and may give canned responses that are not related
to the student's actual work. This doesn't help the student understand
what to do next or how to go about solving the problem. With Quantum,
students receive detailed step-by-step instruction and feedback based
on their own work and receive immediate answers to their questions.
The Tutor interprets and understands their work and coaches the student
through the solution based on their individual needs and conceptual
understanding. The goal is to teach the student to think about strategies,
concepts and questions to solve problems based on critical thinking,
Improving Student Performance
that the Quantum Tutors can improve test scores by as much as 50%.
In addition, more than 80% of students prefer Quantum over working
with a human tutor because of the self-directed pace. Accessed over
the Internet, Quantum has Tutors for Chemistry,