Are Multiple Choice Questions Gender Discriminatory?

Posted on April 12, 2018 by Cognii Admin

Recently, the journal Educational Researcher published a very interesting paper titled "The Relationship Between Test Item Format and Gender Achievement Gaps on Math and ELA Tests in Fourth and Eighth Grades." It is authored by researchers from Stanford Graduate School of Education, and the Learning Policy Institute. 

The paper highlights the important effect of the educational test format on the gender achievement gap. After analyzing roughly 8 million student answer scores on state assessments, they observe a strong bias of multiple-choice items in favor of male students. On the other hand, they observed that the female students performed better

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AI for Learning Assessments, Credentialing, and Degree Completions

Posted on June 23, 2017 by Cognii Admin

Cognii CEO was invited to speak at the Saylor Foundation Summit on Higher Education in Washington, D.C. during June 21-22, 2017. The summit was focused on:

Looking at the Degree and Beyond: Lowering Cost, Increasing Access, Exploring Alternatives
 The Saylor Academy Higher Education Summit seeks to connect ideas and action to address the need to educate and credential the next billion individuals worldwide in need of higher education learning and credentials.  Initiatives created at this summit will expand participation in today’s and tomorrow’s economies. We are not leaving out the college degree, however, we want to address it as well

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California State University East Bay Partners With Cognii to Offer Artificial Intelligence Powered Online Learning

Posted on April 14, 2017 by Cognii Admin

Cognii's Virtual Learning Assistant technology will provide intelligent tutoring and assessments to students in a chatbot-style conversation

HAYWARD, CA, April 14, 2017 - ​​​​​​​Cal State East Bay, a top-tier public university, and Cognii Inc., a leading provider of artificial intelligence-based educational technologies, today announced a partnership. Cognii will work with Cal State East Bay to develop a new learning and assessment experience, powered by Cognii’s Virtual Learning Assistant technology.

Winner of the 2016 EdTech Innovation of the Year Award from Mass Technology Leadership Council for its unique use of conversational AI and Natural Language Processing technologies in education, Cognii VLA provides

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Cognii Launches Virtual Learning Assistant for the Education Market

Posted on January 27, 2016 by Cognii Admin

Cognii’s Virtual Learning Assistant to engage students in real-time natural language conversations to help them master knowledge and practice problem-solving.

BOSTON, MA, January 27, 2016 --- Cognii, a leading provider of educational assessment technologies, today announces the launch of Virtual Learning Assistant (VLA), a next-generation personalized adaptive learning platform for the Education and Training market. Cognii’s VLA uses Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing technologies to engage students in real-time adaptive tutoring conversations and provides instant formative assessment on their constructed response (short essay) answers with guidance towards conceptual mastery. It also provides rich learning analytics to the teachers based on

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Cognii Wins the Wharton/QS 2015 Reimagine Education Award for Best Learning Assessment

Posted on December 10, 2015 by Cognii Admin

QS Quacquarelli Symonds in partnership with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania runs the global competition designed to identify the most innovative, novel approaches to higher education with the Reimagine Education Awards. In their words:

"The Learning Assessment Award is given to the project that aims to explore and improve the deficiencies in the way we currently assess how much our students have learned, and how deeply they have understood what they have learned. How can you and your team create a project that reimagines the way we assess a student’s grasp of course content/key skills?"

After a

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