Recently, a number of schools have started using a CourseSmart program, which uses e-book analytics to alert teachers if their students are studying the night before tests, rather than taking a long-haul approach to learning.
In addition to test scores, the CourseSmart algorithm assigns each student an “engagement index” which can determine not just if a student is studying, but also if they’re studying properly. In theory, a person could receive a “satisfactory” C grade in a particular class, only to fail on engagement. CourseSmart developers say that their development is not simply shows the results of tests, but constantly monitors the inclusion index.Read more
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