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Empowering research and EdTech development

Empowering research and EdTech development

Empowering research and EdTech development

PILA for Developers

Towards an agile, collective approach to EdTech development

The PILA/Know Learning platform provides an integrated set of design and data collection tools in one secure system so that software developers can focus on what’s important – bringing their development ideas to (digital) life!

The platform not only allows for flexible builds and rapid testing, but also offers valuable guidance and multiple open-source tools for content creation, data collection, processing and analysis. These tools provide researchers with an abundance of options for creating new learning and assessment experiences, enabling swift prototyping and sharing of rich pools of content that serve both the education and research communities.

Get in touch with the PILA developers to learn more about how PILA can jumpstart your development project.

PILA for Developers

Towards an agile, collective approach to EdTech development

The PILA/Know Learning platform provides an integrated set of design and data collection tools in one secure system so that software developers can focus on what’s important – bringing their development ideas to (digital) life!

The platform not only allows for flexible builds and rapid testing, but also offers valuable guidance and multiple open-source tools for content creation, data collection, processing and analysis. These tools provide researchers with an abundance of options for creating new learning and assessment experiences, enabling swift prototyping and sharing of rich pools of content that serve both the education and research communities.

Get in touch with the PILA developers to learn more about how PILA can jumpstart your development project.

PILA for Developers

Towards an agile, collective approach to EdTech development

The PILA/Know Learning platform provides an integrated set of design and data collection tools in one secure system so that software developers can focus on what’s important – bringing their development ideas to (digital) life!

The platform not only allows for flexible builds and rapid testing, but also offers valuable guidance and multiple open-source tools for content creation, data collection, processing and analysis. These tools provide researchers with an abundance of options for creating new learning and assessment experiences, enabling swift prototyping and sharing of rich pools of content that serve both the education and research communities.

Get in touch with the PILA developers to learn more about how PILA can jumpstart your development project.

PILA for Research

Rich data feeding research on how students learn

PILA will compile fully anonymised datasets from the students who complete the assessments developed by PILA experts. These data will include not only information on whether the students completed each task, but also time-stamped information on every action students take as they work through the assessment tasks, such as the number of attempts they make to build a successful solution. The interactive, project-based activities in PILA and their scaffolded design provide opportunities to investigate how students implement strategies and monitor their progress.      

PILA will make these anonymised data available to those interested in supporting research on how students learn and solve problems. The PILA team at the OECD can also facilitate research collaborations to explore applications of machine learning methods to adaptive learning systems.

If you are interested in accessing anonymised data from PILA for a research project, contact us.

PILA for Research

Rich data feeding research on how students learn

PILA will compile fully anonymised datasets from the students who complete the assessments developed by PILA experts. These data will include not only information on whether the students completed each task, but also time-stamped information on every action students take as they work through the assessment tasks, such as the number of attempts they make to build a successful solution. The interactive, project-based activities in PILA and their scaffolded design provide opportunities to investigate how students implement strategies and monitor their progress.      

PILA will make these anonymised data available to those interested in supporting research on how students learn and solve problems. The PILA team at the OECD can also facilitate research collaborations to explore applications of machine learning methods to adaptive learning systems.

If you are interested in accessing anonymised data from PILA for a research project, contact us.

PILA for Research

Rich data feeding research on how students learn

PILA will compile fully anonymised datasets from the students who complete the assessments developed by PILA experts. These data will include not only information on whether the students completed each task, but also time-stamped information on every action students take as they work through the assessment tasks, such as the number of attempts they make to build a successful solution. The interactive, project-based activities in PILA and their scaffolded design provide opportunities to investigate how students implement strategies and monitor their progress.      

PILA will make these anonymised data available to those interested in supporting research on how students learn and solve problems. The PILA team at the OECD can also facilitate research collaborations to explore applications of machine learning methods to adaptive learning systems.

If you are interested in accessing anonymised data from PILA for a research project, contact us.

How PILA contributes to shaping the future of assessment

PILA promotes knowledge sharing and experimentation to generate more valid and useful assessments of complex skills. As the community of developers and users of PILA grows, we will be able to delve into a number of important questions, such as:

·       What are important competences for which we need new assessments, and how can we design assessments to accurately measure them?

PILA will be used to pilot new ideas for assessing complex, 21st Century competences, including considerations on task design, use of digital tools and implementation of scaffolds to collect the necessary evidence on students’ mastery of these competences. Some of these ideas will be further developed for large-scale international assessments such as PISA, as well as for national assessments. PILA will provide a space where teachers, assessment experts, technology designers and policymakers can exchange perspectives on this important question.  

·       How can we design digital assessments for use in the classroom?

The PILA modules invite learners to conduct experimental work, handle large quantities of information and data, play with ideas, and build creative solutions to problems. By monitoring students’ work on these activities and reflecting on detailed performance reports, teachers can better understand their students’ strengths and weakness and adapt everyday instruction. The experience of teachers working with PILA will tell us more on how digital tools are best integrated in the curriculum, and what teachers need in order to make the best use of them.  

·       How can big data from formative learning platforms inform policy decisions and students’ own choices?  

PILA and similar systems that blend learning and assessment have the potential to generate large quantities of data that can be used to design and measure the impact of educational interventions, identify at-risk students or provide guidance to students in their educational choices. By engaging with policymakers and public institutions around the world, PILA can contribute to the discussion on appropriate uses of big data in education. 

If you would like to contribute your ideas on these and other important questions on the future of learning and assessment, please contact us!

How PILA contributes to shaping the future of assessment

PILA promotes knowledge sharing and experimentation to generate more valid and useful assessments of complex skills. As the community of developers and users of PILA grows, we will be able to delve into a number of important questions, such as:

·       What are important competences for which we need new assessments, and how can we design assessments to accurately measure them?

PILA will be used to pilot new ideas for assessing complex, 21st Century competences, including considerations on task design, use of digital tools and implementation of scaffolds to collect the necessary evidence on students’ mastery of these competences. Some of these ideas will be further developed for large-scale international assessments such as PISA, as well as for national assessments. PILA will provide a space where teachers, assessment experts, technology designers and policymakers can exchange perspectives on this important question.  

·       How can we design digital assessments for use in the classroom?

The PILA modules invite learners to conduct experimental work, handle large quantities of information and data, play with ideas, and build creative solutions to problems. By monitoring students’ work on these activities and reflecting on detailed performance reports, teachers can better understand their students’ strengths and weakness and adapt everyday instruction. The experience of teachers working with PILA will tell us more on how digital tools are best integrated in the curriculum, and what teachers need in order to make the best use of them.  

·       How can big data from formative learning platforms inform policy decisions and students’ own choices?  

PILA and similar systems that blend learning and assessment have the potential to generate large quantities of data that can be used to design and measure the impact of educational interventions, identify at-risk students or provide guidance to students in their educational choices. By engaging with policymakers and public institutions around the world, PILA can contribute to the discussion on appropriate uses of big data in education. 

If you would like to contribute your ideas on these and other important questions on the future of learning and assessment, please contact us!

How PILA contributes to shaping the future of assessment

PILA promotes knowledge sharing and experimentation to generate more valid and useful assessments of complex skills. As the community of developers and users of PILA grows, we will be able to delve into a number of important questions, such as:

·       What are important competences for which we need new assessments, and how can we design assessments to accurately measure them?

PILA will be used to pilot new ideas for assessing complex, 21st Century competences, including considerations on task design, use of digital tools and implementation of scaffolds to collect the necessary evidence on students’ mastery of these competences. Some of these ideas will be further developed for large-scale international assessments such as PISA, as well as for national assessments. PILA will provide a space where teachers, assessment experts, technology designers and policymakers can exchange perspectives on this important question.  

·       How can we design digital assessments for use in the classroom?

The PILA modules invite learners to conduct experimental work, handle large quantities of information and data, play with ideas, and build creative solutions to problems. By monitoring students’ work on these activities and reflecting on detailed performance reports, teachers can better understand their students’ strengths and weakness and adapt everyday instruction. The experience of teachers working with PILA will tell us more on how digital tools are best integrated in the curriculum, and what teachers need in order to make the best use of them.  

·       How can big data from formative learning platforms inform policy decisions and students’ own choices?  

PILA and similar systems that blend learning and assessment have the potential to generate large quantities of data that can be used to design and measure the impact of educational interventions, identify at-risk students or provide guidance to students in their educational choices. By engaging with policymakers and public institutions around the world, PILA can contribute to the discussion on appropriate uses of big data in education. 

If you would like to contribute your ideas on these and other important questions on the future of learning and assessment, please contact us!

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