Improving education through automation.
Computer Research Institute of Montreal (CRIM)
Canadian education has advanced significantly beyond lectures delivered before a chalkboard. Technology has changed the educational landscape with videos, tutorials, and learning games, creating numerous new ways to train our next generation of doctors, engineers, teachers, and historians. These technologies afford reach to many more people in many more places, all the while reducing the overall cost of education.
Clearly, computer-assisted education has many advantages. But without the presence of a human instructor to ensure that students understand the content behind the video or online tutorial, how do we know if the instruction is effective?
The efficiency of technology-based education can be measured by examining videos of students interacting with a system. For most studies, this results in thousands of hours of video that needs to be transcribed and analyzed for student interactions – a process that can take ten times longer than the length of the video captured.