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Supporting the use of technology-enhanced learning assessments in the classroom

Supporting the use of technology-enhanced learning assessments in the classroom

Supporting the use of technology-enhanced learning assessments in the classroom

Teacher-focused

The Platform for Innovative Learning Assessments (PILA) places teachers at the centre of the assessment design process. They can use customisation tools to create assessment content themselves to fit their students’ needs. Teachers can also contribute to the design of the tasks, reporting dashboards and other aspects of the platform by participating in research studies.

Teacher-focused

The Platform for Innovative Learning Assessments (PILA) places teachers at the centre of the assessment design process. They can use customisation tools to create assessment content themselves to fit their students’ needs. Teachers can also contribute to the design of the tasks, reporting dashboards and other aspects of the platform by participating in research studies.

Teacher-focused

The Platform for Innovative Learning Assessments (PILA) places teachers at the centre of the assessment design process. They can use customisation tools to create assessment content themselves to fit their students’ needs. Teachers can also contribute to the design of the tasks, reporting dashboards and other aspects of the platform by participating in research studies.

Powered by research, for research

PILA powers innovative research on learning and assessment, and accelerates the development and testing of new EdTech solutions. The secure platform upon which PILA is built makes freely available to researchers and developers a comprehensive set of tools to design digital tasks, collects time-stamped data on students’ actions, analyses the data and produces performance reports. All data collected through a PILA research study will be made available to approved researchers in fully anonymised form to advance research on student learning, digital technologies in education and more.

Powered by research, for research

PILA powers innovative research on learning and assessment, and accelerates the development and testing of new EdTech solutions. The secure platform upon which PILA is built makes freely available to researchers and developers a comprehensive set of tools to design digital tasks, collects time-stamped data on students’ actions, analyses the data and produces performance reports. All data collected through a PILA research study will be made available to approved researchers in fully anonymised form to advance research on student learning, digital technologies in education and more.

Powered by research, for research

PILA powers innovative research on learning and assessment, and accelerates the development and testing of new EdTech solutions. The secure platform upon which PILA is built makes freely available to researchers and developers a comprehensive set of tools to design digital tasks, collects time-stamped data on students’ actions, analyses the data and produces performance reports. All data collected through a PILA research study will be made available to approved researchers in fully anonymised form to advance research on student learning, digital technologies in education and more.

A collaborative research project

PILA is a not-for-profit initiative managed by the PISA innovative assessments team in the Directorate for Education and Skills at the OECD in collaboration with Know Learning. All the assessments and technology content in PILA is free for non-commercial use. The content will be progressively translated in multiple languages so to engage more teachers around the world. The project is supported by an ever-expanding group of multi-disciplinary experts, developers, a global network of teachers and several foundations in Brazil and Germany.

If you are interested in joining the team, do not hesitate to reach out to us!

A collaborative research project

PILA is a not-for-profit initiative managed by the PISA innovative assessments team in the Directorate for Education and Skills at the OECD in collaboration with Know Learning. All the assessments and technology content in PILA is free for non-commercial use. The content will be progressively translated in multiple languages so to engage more teachers around the world. The project is supported by an ever-expanding group of multi-disciplinary experts, developers, a global network of teachers and several foundations in Brazil and Germany.

If you are interested in joining the team, do not hesitate to reach out to us!

A collaborative research project

PILA is a not-for-profit initiative managed by the PISA innovative assessments team in the Directorate for Education and Skills at the OECD in collaboration with Know Learning. All the assessments and technology content in PILA is free for non-commercial use. The content will be progressively translated in multiple languages so to engage more teachers around the world. The project is supported by an ever-expanding group of multi-disciplinary experts, developers, a global network of teachers and several foundations in Brazil and Germany.

If you are interested in joining the team, do not hesitate to reach out to us!

PILA Developers and Experts

Gautam Biswas
PILA Expert

Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering; Vanderbilt University. Dr. Gautam Biswas provides expert advice on the design and development of a web-based version of Betty's Brain and the PILA Systems Thinking module.

Jérôme Brender
PILA Expert

PhD Researcher of Education Technology; École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and University of Teacher Education in Lausanne (HEPL). Focusing his research on Computational Thinking in education, Dr. Jérôme Brender supports the development of the PILA modules by contributing to the design of the activities and their analysis.

Engin Bumbacher
PILA Expert

Hasler Professor of Education Technology; Teacher University of Lausanne. Dr. Engin Bumbacher supports the development of all PILA modules, contributing to the research and design of assessment experiences, frameworks, customisation tools, performance dashboards and validation activities.

Grayson Cordell
PILA Web App Developer

Research Engineer; Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS), Vanderbilt University. Grayson is developing a web-based application of Betty's Brain for use in the PILA Systems Thinking module.

Richard Lee Davis
PILA expert

Researcher; EPFL. Dr. Richard Davis is a postdoctoral researcher in Human-Computer Interaction in Learning and Instruction, researching novel interfaces for learning. He supports the development of learning resources for PILA, tasks for the Karel the Turtle application, and analysis of pilot study results.

Jason Ford
Back-end PILA Developer

Know Learning; Co-founder and Chief Technical Architect. Jason Ford, alongside Matthew McClain, handles the back-end development of PILA on the Know Learning platform, including the data pipeline and PILA customisation tools.

Stéphane Magnenat
PILA Expert

CEO, co-founder, and software engineer at Enlightware GmbH. Dr. Stéphane Magnenat leads the development of Candli and the integration of the Candli-derived PILA module.

Matthew Thomas McClain
Back-end PILA Developer

Know Learning; Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. Together with Jason Ford, Matthew McClain manages the back-end development of PILA on the Know Learning platform, including the data pipeline and PILA customisation tools.

David Moores
Front-end PILA Developer

Freelance; Senior front-end developer and web designer. David Moores curates all aspects of PILA's front-end, including UX/UI design, integration with the back-end and implementation of the website, in close collaboration Know Learning.

Fonzy Nils
PILA Illustrator

Freelance illustrator, designer and visual artist. Fonzy Nils is the creative mind behind the PILA mascot and the colourful illustrations that visually narrate the PILA website.

Bonaventura Pacileo
PILA Expert

Data scientist; SyncVR Medical. Bonaventura provides technical expertise and supports the development of the performance dashboards.

Marian Rushdy
PILA Web App Developer

Research Engineer; Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS), Vanderbilt University. Dr. Marian Rushdy is developing a web-based application of Betty's Brain for use in the PILA Systems Thinking module.

Hannes Sommer
PILA Expert

Co-founder and software engineer at Enlightware GmbH. Dr. Hannes Sommer leads the development of the Candli server and storage system and supports the integration of the Candli-derived PILA module.

David Weintrop
PILA Expert

Assistant Professor; College of Education and the College of Information Studies at University of Maryland. Dr. David Weintrop provides expert advice on the development of the PILA computational problem solving module, including on the design of the measurement model and assessment experiences.

Celestine Akpanoko
PILA Expert

Ph.D. Student Researcher; Institue for Software Integrated Systems, Vanderbilt University. Celestine is assisting in advancing the research and development of Betty's Brain as well as analysis of PILA students' data.

Gautam Biswas
PILA Expert

Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering; Vanderbilt University. Dr. Gautam Biswas provides expert advice on the design and development of a web-based version of Betty's Brain and the PILA Systems Thinking module.

Jérôme Brender
PILA Expert

PhD Researcher of Education Technology; École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and University of Teacher Education in Lausanne (HEPL). Focusing his research on Computational Thinking in education, Dr. Jérôme Brender supports the development of the PILA modules by contributing to the design of the activities and their analysis.

Engin Bumbacher
PILA Expert

Hasler Professor of Education Technology; Teacher University of Lausanne. Dr. Engin Bumbacher supports the development of all PILA modules, contributing to the research and design of assessment experiences, frameworks, customisation tools, performance dashboards and validation activities.

Grayson Cordell
PILA Web App Developer

Research Engineer; Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS), Vanderbilt University. Grayson is developing a web-based application of Betty's Brain for use in the PILA Systems Thinking module.

Richard Lee Davis
PILA expert

Researcher; EPFL. Dr. Richard Davis is a postdoctoral researcher in Human-Computer Interaction in Learning and Instruction, researching novel interfaces for learning. He supports the development of learning resources for PILA, tasks for the Karel the Turtle application, and analysis of pilot study results.

Jason Ford
Back-end PILA Developer

Know Learning; Co-founder and Chief Technical Architect. Jason Ford, alongside Matthew McClain, handles the back-end development of PILA on the Know Learning platform, including the data pipeline and PILA customisation tools.

Stéphane Magnenat
PILA Expert

CEO, co-founder, and software engineer at Enlightware GmbH. Dr. Stéphane Magnenat leads the development of Candli and the integration of the Candli-derived PILA module.

Matthew Thomas McClain
Back-end PILA Developer

Know Learning; Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. Together with Jason Ford, Matthew McClain manages the back-end development of PILA on the Know Learning platform, including the data pipeline and PILA customisation tools.

David Moores
Front-end PILA Developer

Freelance; Senior front-end developer and web designer. David Moores curates all aspects of PILA's front-end, including UX/UI design, integration with the back-end and implementation of the website, in close collaboration Know Learning.

Fonzy Nils
PILA Illustrator

Freelance illustrator, designer and visual artist. Fonzy Nils is the creative mind behind the PILA mascot and the colourful illustrations that visually narrate the PILA website.

Bonaventura Pacileo
PILA Expert

Data scientist; SyncVR Medical. Bonaventura provides technical expertise and supports the development of the performance dashboards.

Marian Rushdy
PILA Web App Developer

Research Engineer; Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS), Vanderbilt University. Dr. Marian Rushdy is developing a web-based application of Betty's Brain for use in the PILA Systems Thinking module.

Hannes Sommer
PILA Expert

Co-founder and software engineer at Enlightware GmbH. Dr. Hannes Sommer leads the development of the Candli server and storage system and supports the integration of the Candli-derived PILA module.

David Weintrop
PILA Expert

Assistant Professor; College of Education and the College of Information Studies at University of Maryland. Dr. David Weintrop provides expert advice on the development of the PILA computational problem solving module, including on the design of the measurement model and assessment experiences.

Celestine Akpanoko
PILA Expert

Ph.D. Student Researcher; Institue for Software Integrated Systems, Vanderbilt University. Celestine is assisting in advancing the research and development of Betty's Brain as well as analysis of PILA students' data.

Gautam Biswas
PILA Expert

Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering; Vanderbilt University. Dr. Gautam Biswas provides expert advice on the design and development of a web-based version of Betty's Brain and the PILA Systems Thinking module.

Jérôme Brender
PILA Expert

PhD Researcher of Education Technology; École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and University of Teacher Education in Lausanne (HEPL). Focusing his research on Computational Thinking in education, Dr. Jérôme Brender supports the development of the PILA modules by contributing to the design of the activities and their analysis.

Engin Bumbacher
PILA Expert

Hasler Professor of Education Technology; Teacher University of Lausanne. Dr. Engin Bumbacher supports the development of all PILA modules, contributing to the research and design of assessment experiences, frameworks, customisation tools, performance dashboards and validation activities.

Grayson Cordell
PILA Web App Developer

Research Engineer; Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS), Vanderbilt University. Grayson is developing a web-based application of Betty's Brain for use in the PILA Systems Thinking module.

Richard Lee Davis
PILA expert

Researcher; EPFL. Dr. Richard Davis is a postdoctoral researcher in Human-Computer Interaction in Learning and Instruction, researching novel interfaces for learning. He supports the development of learning resources for PILA, tasks for the Karel the Turtle application, and analysis of pilot study results.

Jason Ford
Back-end PILA Developer

Know Learning; Co-founder and Chief Technical Architect. Jason Ford, alongside Matthew McClain, handles the back-end development of PILA on the Know Learning platform, including the data pipeline and PILA customisation tools.

Stéphane Magnenat
PILA Expert

CEO, co-founder, and software engineer at Enlightware GmbH. Dr. Stéphane Magnenat leads the development of Candli and the integration of the Candli-derived PILA module.

Matthew Thomas McClain
Back-end PILA Developer

Know Learning; Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. Together with Jason Ford, Matthew McClain manages the back-end development of PILA on the Know Learning platform, including the data pipeline and PILA customisation tools.

David Moores
Front-end PILA Developer

Freelance; Senior front-end developer and web designer. David Moores curates all aspects of PILA's front-end, including UX/UI design, integration with the back-end and implementation of the website, in close collaboration Know Learning.

Fonzy Nils
PILA Illustrator

Freelance illustrator, designer and visual artist. Fonzy Nils is the creative mind behind the PILA mascot and the colourful illustrations that visually narrate the PILA website.

Bonaventura Pacileo
PILA Expert

Data scientist; SyncVR Medical. Bonaventura provides technical expertise and supports the development of the performance dashboards.

Marian Rushdy
PILA Web App Developer

Research Engineer; Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS), Vanderbilt University. Dr. Marian Rushdy is developing a web-based application of Betty's Brain for use in the PILA Systems Thinking module.

Hannes Sommer
PILA Expert

Co-founder and software engineer at Enlightware GmbH. Dr. Hannes Sommer leads the development of the Candli server and storage system and supports the integration of the Candli-derived PILA module.

David Weintrop
PILA Expert

Assistant Professor; College of Education and the College of Information Studies at University of Maryland. Dr. David Weintrop provides expert advice on the development of the PILA computational problem solving module, including on the design of the measurement model and assessment experiences.

Celestine Akpanoko
PILA Expert

Ph.D. Student Researcher; Institue for Software Integrated Systems, Vanderbilt University. Celestine is assisting in advancing the research and development of Betty's Brain as well as analysis of PILA students' data.

PILA Project Team

Mario Piacentini
Senior Analyst, OECD

Emma Linsenmayer
Analyst, OECD

Sruthi Ranjani Vinjamuri
Consultant, OECD
Eren Kahraman
Intern, OECD
Daniela López
Intern, OECD
Marta Cignetti
Previous Consultant, OECD

Alexandra Selee
Previous Intern, OECD
Anna Becker
Previous Intern, OECD
Mario Piacentini
Senior Analyst, OECD

Emma Linsenmayer
Analyst, OECD

Sruthi Ranjani Vinjamuri
Consultant, OECD
Eren Kahraman
Intern, OECD
Daniela López
Intern, OECD
Marta Cignetti
Previous Consultant, OECD

Alexandra Selee
Previous Intern, OECD
Anna Becker
Previous Intern, OECD
Mario Piacentini
Senior Analyst, OECD

Emma Linsenmayer
Analyst, OECD

Sruthi Ranjani Vinjamuri
Consultant, OECD
Eren Kahraman
Intern, OECD
Daniela López
Intern, OECD
Marta Cignetti
Previous Consultant, OECD

Alexandra Selee
Previous Intern, OECD
Anna Becker
Previous Intern, OECD

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