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Platform for Innovative Learning Assessments

Free, open-source learning and assessment tools that foster complex skills

Platform for Innovative Learning Assessments

Free, open-source learning and assessment tools that foster complex skills

Platform for Innovative Learning Assessments

Free, open-source learning and assessment tools that foster complex skills

Platform for Innovative Learning Assessments

Free, open-source learning and assessment tools that foster complex skills

Platform for Innovative Learning Assessments

Free, open-source learning and assessment tools that foster complex skills

Platform for Innovative Learning Assessments

Free, open-source learning and assessment tools that foster complex skills

PILA Applications

Learning and assessing complex skills

PILA applications have been carefully designed by learning science experts and tested by an international group of teachers and students. Assessment and learning occur simultaneously so that students can develop and demonstrate important skills for the future.

Betty's Brain

In this application, students teach a virtual agent, Betty, about complex phenomena by using resources and causal mapping tools.

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Karel the Turtle

In this application, students program instructions to help a robotic turtle to navigate and complete tasks in a grid-like world.

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Betty's Brain

In this application, students teach a virtual agent, Betty, about complex phenomena by using resources and causal mapping tools.

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Karel the Turtle

In this application, students program instructions to help a robotic turtle to navigate and complete tasks in a grid-like world.

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Betty's Brain

In this application, students teach a virtual agent, Betty, about complex phenomena by using resources and causal mapping tools.

View module

Karel the Turtle

In this application, students program instructions to help a robotic turtle to navigate and complete tasks in a grid-like world.

View module
PILA Applications

Learning and assessing complex skills

PILA applications have been carefully designed by learning science experts and tested by an international group of teachers and students. Assessment and learning occur simultaneously so that students can develop and demonstrate important skills for the future.

Betty's Brain

In this application, students teach a virtual agent, Betty, about complex phenomena by using resources and causal mapping tools.

View module

Karel the Turtle

In this application, students program instructions to help a robotic turtle to navigate and complete tasks in a grid-like world.

View module

Betty's Brain

In this application, students teach a virtual agent, Betty, about complex phenomena by using resources and causal mapping tools.

View module

Karel the Turtle

In this application, students program instructions to help a robotic turtle to navigate and complete tasks in a grid-like world.

View module

Betty's Brain

In this application, students teach a virtual agent, Betty, about complex phenomena by using resources and causal mapping tools.

View module

Karel the Turtle

In this application, students program instructions to help a robotic turtle to navigate and complete tasks in a grid-like world.

View module
PILA Applications

Learning and assessing complex skills

PILA applications have been carefully designed by learning science experts and tested by an international group of teachers and students. Assessment and learning occur simultaneously so that students can develop and demonstrate important skills for the future.

Betty's Brain

In this application, students teach a virtual agent, Betty, about complex phenomena by using resources and causal mapping tools.

View module

Karel the Turtle

In this application, students program instructions to help a robotic turtle to navigate and complete tasks in a grid-like world.

View module

Betty's Brain

In this application, students teach a virtual agent, Betty, about complex phenomena by using resources and causal mapping tools.

View module

Karel the Turtle

In this application, students program instructions to help a robotic turtle to navigate and complete tasks in a grid-like world.

View module

Betty's Brain

In this application, students teach a virtual agent, Betty, about complex phenomena by using resources and causal mapping tools.

View module

Karel the Turtle

In this application, students program instructions to help a robotic turtle to navigate and complete tasks in a grid-like world.

View module

Five steps to support learning with PILA

1

Prepare

Teachers choose from expert-designed tasks or build their own to assign to their students. They consult guides on how the tasks develop and assess various concepts and skills.

1

Prepare

Teachers choose from expert-designed tasks or build their own to assign to their students. They consult guides on how the tasks develop and assess various concepts and skills.

1

Prepare

Teachers choose from expert-designed tasks or build their own to assign to their students. They consult guides on how the tasks develop and assess various concepts and skills.

2

Engage

Students work through the assignment, demonstrating what they already know and can do, while also learning new concepts and practicing both disciplinary and transversal thinking skills. Teachers can monitor their students in real time to provide immediate support.

2

Engage

Students work through the assignment, demonstrating what they already know and can do, while also learning new concepts and practicing both disciplinary and transversal thinking skills. Teachers can monitor their students in real time to provide immediate support.

2

Engage

Students work through the assignment, demonstrating what they already know and can do, while also learning new concepts and practicing both disciplinary and transversal thinking skills. Teachers can monitor their students in real time to provide immediate support.

3

Reflect

At the end of each session, teachers and students can review the results.

3

Reflect

At the end of each session, teachers and students can review the results.

3

Reflect

At the end of each session, teachers and students can review the results.

4

Respond

As a class or in groups, teachers and students can respond to the results, such as by discussing common mistakes or effective strategies. Teachers can also plan next steps, such as adjusting the next lesson or assigning PILA tasks as homework

4

Respond

As a class or in groups, teachers and students can respond to the results, such as by discussing common mistakes or effective strategies. Teachers can also plan next steps, such as adjusting the next lesson or assigning PILA tasks as homework

4

Respond

As a class or in groups, teachers and students can respond to the results, such as by discussing common mistakes or effective strategies. Teachers can also plan next steps, such as adjusting the next lesson or assigning PILA tasks as homework

5

Repeat

By merging learning and assessment, teachers can closely monitor and provide in-time feedback on a continuous loop. This will ensure students don't lose their learning momentum.

5

Repeat

By merging learning and assessment, teachers can closely monitor and provide in-time feedback on a continuous loop. This will ensure students don't lose their learning momentum.

5

Repeat

By merging learning and assessment, teachers can closely monitor and provide in-time feedback on a continuous loop. This will ensure students don't lose their learning momentum.

PILA provides research-based tasks and tools that support:

  1. Teachers to assign expert-designed tasks or ones they have created to help develop and measure students' ability in 21st century competences
  2. Students to become more autonomous and effective learners while using digital tools
  3. Researchers to better understand how students learn, best practices for designing assessments of 21st century skills and more

PILA provides research-based tasks and tools that support:

  1. Teachers to assign expert-designed tasks or ones they have created to help develop and measure students' ability in 21st century competences
  2. Students to become more autonomous and effective learners while using digital tools
  3. Researchers to better understand how students learn, best practices for designing assessments of 21st century skills and more

PILA provides research-based tasks and tools that support:

  1. Teachers to assign expert-designed tasks or ones they have created to help develop and measure students' ability in 21st century competences
  2. Students to become more autonomous and effective learners while using digital tools
  3. Researchers to better understand how students learn, best practices for designing assessments of 21st century skills and more
Immediate feedback

Harness the power of learning analytics and machine learning

PILA collects students' interactions with digital tools to observe how they think and learn as they work. Teachers and students can access real-time feedback about their progress and where they should go next.

Immediate feedback

Harness the power of learning analytics and machine learning

PILA collects students' interactions with digital tools to observe how they think and learn as they work. Teachers and students can access real-time feedback about their progress and where they should go next.

Immediate feedback

Harness the power of learning analytics and machine learning

PILA collects students' interactions with digital tools to observe how they think and learn as they work. Teachers and students can access real-time feedback about their progress and where they should go next.

The following institutions make PILA possible:

Want to know more about how PILA works?

Watch this video for a demonstration of the platform, and a discussion by learning sciences and education policy experts on the research, pedagogical, and policy background and implications of PILA.

Want to know more about how PILA works?

Watch this video for a demonstration of the platform, and a discussion by learning sciences and education policy experts on the research, pedagogical, and policy background and implications of PILA.

Want to know more about how PILA works?

Watch this video for a demonstration of the platform, and a discussion by learning sciences and education policy experts on the research, pedagogical, and policy background and implications of PILA.

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