The COVID19 pandemic revealed in the starkest relief yet how the nation’s K-12 school districts, comprising more than 50 million students, critically need new technology to meet the demands of remote learning, to achieve the resilience in education that our kids need.
The most deeply ingrained problems showed up immediately and were, sadly, no surprise: students in rural areas and underserved urban communities had no computers or internet access. Teachers had no experience and little instruction on remote learning’s capabilities. And many parents felt pressured either to continue working or to compromise their family finances to stay home to help their children gain a context for their learning experiences.
Add to those problems students who predictably went AWOL with difficult to use and low-quality platforms, and school administrators forced to plan until the last minute for in-person, hybrid and all-remote learning possibilities. Yet it wasn’t for lack of trying.
A “Chicago Connected” program aims to provide free, high-speed Internet access to 100,000 Chicago Public Schools’ students’ homes. In August, the families of 24,000 students had signed up. In Los Angeles, 60 percent of students participated daily in online learning during the spring, the school district superintendent said. The Fall term sought to boost that showing by requiring teachers to report absences and develop outreach programs to find left-behind students.
Privacy issues popped up, too. An e-learning tool that Chicago Public School teachers used inadvertently gave them access to tens of thousands of students’ computer cameras and microphones. The situation, quickly fixed, let teachers “look” into students’ home without families’ permission or knowledge.
The bottom line: Schools desperately need an easy-to-use backbone that’s simple to use and to learn.
What can resolve such seemingly overwhelming hurdles?
The bottom line: School districts need software designed for LEARNING — not repurposed or free software meant for casual interaction.
How Amesite Meets These Needs
Amesite, Inc., uses artificial intelligence technologies that are:
Amesite meets these critically important requirements with customized environments, up-to-the-minute, curated content, and easy-to-manage interfaces for instructors and students and learners. Our remote learning and working platforms have been deployed throughout the country. And the move into the business and management consulting sector is a crucial next step in helping the economy recover.
We convert customer content onto our proprietary platform, or generate content for our customers, and use the proprietary data we collect on learner behavior and responses with their consent, to deliver to learners engaging, effective college courses. We aim to reduce the cost of delivering outstanding online learning products, and improve learner experience and performance.
Our codestack offers the ability to curate information in real time and our business model enables us to generate content rapidly. We consider it a core part of our business to be continually seeking opportunities to adapt our platform into new areas.
Our architecture enables us to achieve full integration of best-in-class third party tools and custom-built features, delivering on-demand and as-needed, such as leading calendar platform integrations, and high quality, encrypted video calling. We believe that online learning products are essential for accessibility, engagement and scalability for educational institutions and businesses alike.