Teaching & Learning Resources
Creating supplementary materials for use alongside our applications and programs
Most people have a very clear idea of how education works. Anyone who has been to school is familiar with traditional classroom methods and it’s likely that this educational model will continue to be used long into the future. Likewise, university lectures and training courses will probably look very similar in 20 years’ time. Even relatively recent developments such as online courses tend to have a similar structure. The new educational programs and learning resources that we create need to fit in with current ways of learning.
Teachers should be able to use resources flexibly, as part of any lesson or course. Students should be able to use them as part of self-directed learning, or to help them complete homework tasks and assignments. Training courses should be able to incorporate our methods into structured programs, whether this takes place in a classroom or online. We are therefore also developing more traditional resources which can be used alongside applications and interactive tools.
These supplementary resources include worksheets, activity plans and homework tasks that can either be printed or viewed on a screen. These could then be handed out in class, downloaded at home, or distributed via an online earning platform. All of our applications and educational tools are designed for use in a range of settings. They can be used as part of classroom teaching, training courses, lectures, presentations, online courses or self-directed independent learning.
Subjects such as mathematics and the physical sciences are already a major part of formal education and therefore have established curriculums and learning goals. Our educational tools can be adapted to fit specific curricula depending on the location or educational level of students. By coordinating out applications with a standardised curriculum it ensures that students will develop the skills and knowledge they need in order to reach milestones and earn qualifications.
Testing is also an important part of the education process. Most courses involve some kind of assessment, usually at the end of a particular course or topic. We believe that any type of goal is easier to achieve when it is broken into smaller and more manageable parts. Our applications therefore make use of continual assessments, because this allows people to reflect upon mistakes and successes, and to learn from these experiences. Continuous assessment also reduces the stress associated with exams and allows people to demonstrate their skills in a way that more closely reflects real life situations. The aim of learning should not simply be to ass an exam, but to acquire skills that can be applied adaptively across many situations. This does not mean that standardised examinations are made obsolete. Students who have the opportunity to make mistakes, without major repercussions or risks, will feel more confident and be better prepared for high-pressure assessments.
Interactive applications don’t only provide information but can also keep track of progress. This means that teachers can see how individual students are progressing and identify areas of difficulty. The same is true for online courses, for example as part of professional training or university degrees. Teachers and coordinators can see how individuals and groups are getting on, and students can follow their own progress over time. This provides a further source of motivation by allowing learners to clearly see their progress and to set achievable goals. Regular feedback is very important in keeping people motivated, by providing positive feedback and turning learning into a game. We believe that learning is most effective when people get into a state of flow and forget that they are learning at all. It should be fun and engaging, and provide just enough of a challenge to keep people moving forwards.
Collaboration & Commissions
We take commissions and collaborate with other organisations to develop new educational applications. If you or your team would like to create a bespoke learning tool or an interactive educational program, you should contact us to discuss your ideas and objectives.