Implementation of Mindspark
When a student answers a question incorrectly, she may be provided a simple or detailed explanation, or be redirected to questions that strengthen the basic understanding. These decisions are taken by an adaptive logic which is expected to get better and better with increased student usage. The system is available in private and government school editions and in both, it is used in school with usage time-tabled into the schedule. It thus aims to use not just the interactivity of the computer, but its intelligence; and to mimic the diagnostic capabilities of a good teacher.
Specific Information for Teachers: When provided with data which is actionable, teachers took interest and tried acting upon it. Teachers themselves sought certain reports – and these have turned out to be the most useful reports across all schools. Teachers say that information about concepts not learnt by all or even a sub-group of students is extremely useful for them and allows them to immediately address the problem. There are occasionally cases where the student has not learnt in spite of various system strategies. Such cases are referred by the system to the teacher – something teachers have appreciated.