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Learning - Mastery v/s Performance

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 01:23 -- admin

As long time QWiz.Me! users know, we set out to build a training app in the style of Kumon. Incremental/ Adaptive learning. Practice to achieve mastery. But that isn’t the right style for all students. There are students that want to get to the same goal (say be a wizard at Spelling Bee), but believe they are ready for the test.

Everybody should set goals. However, what a lot of people do not understand is that the kind of goals you set could have a significant impact on your long-term performance.

Computer Adaptive Testing

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 19:45 -- admin

Computerized adaptive testing is a kind of computer-based test that adapts to the examinee's potential level. Thus, it also has been referred to as tailored testing.

QWiz.Me! has a Test module for students that measure their proficiency. Here we share our research and thoughts into what we used to develop our Test module

How to get started with home based schooling?

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:40 -- admin

While I originally developed QWiz.Me! as a training app to supplement my children’s academic program by automating afterschool worksheets, I recently interviewed a user who uses QWiz.Me! in an afterschool situation. I thought I would research the home school environment and share some lesson for parents who might be in the same situation as me.

Homeschool is the place where children are trained by parents or a parent without the outside influence or interference of the school system.

Gamification of Education

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 12:32 -- admin

Getting my kids to work on extra practice has always been a challenge. It wasn’t as simple as printing a worksheet from the internet and getting them to work on it. My son specially always tried to get out of it. Typical excuses – Too hard, too easy, not enough time today, will do it tomorrow, wasn’t thought this topic or something like that. How much time he spent on video games was always something that amazed me. Below are thoughts on how powerful a concept it is, and how we plan to incorporate it in QWiz.Me!

The role of Kumon in America

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 21:51 -- admin

A customer recently compared QWiz.Me! to Kumon. The user said it was a “better Kumon”. My kids have attended a variety of afterschool programs and while we haven’t tried Kumon itself, we have known people who swear by it.

Let me start with a quick introduction about Kumon. Kumon is a personal tutoring enterprise. Kumon is a mathematics and reading educational technique which is practiced in franchised Kumon centers.

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