Creating A More Personalized Online Classroom
Video indexing and computer vision from Xerox are customizing lessons to different learning styles
While online lessons and courses are able to distribute information to a wide range of individuals, they often fail to tailor lessons to particular students’ learning patterns. Unable to fully utilize the information, students are likely to fail to complete online lessons, resulting in a six percent completion rate for most massive online open courses (MOOCS). In response, technology company Xerox has created online classroom software that helps students navigate through databases of online courses for a personalized learning experience. The technology, invented by researchers at Xerox Research Centre India (XRCI), uses computer vision and multimedia analytics to allow students to search for the exact topic within a video lesson they want to view.
The technology creates an easy-to-use subject index and also a word cloud that hyperlink to the exact spot in the video where that concept is being discussed.
Xerox’s technology also acts as an e-tutor, identifying where students need help. For example, if a student continuously plays back to a certain topic in a video, the technology will identify the topic and recommend supplemental materials for greater understanding.
E-learning platform Impartus will license and integrate Xerox technology into its interactive video e-learning solution worldwide. The learning tool will be available in India, Malaysia and Kenya by mid-summer 2016 with a global rollout to follow, improving access to personalized education for all.