AUTOMATED ASSESSEMENT TOOLS
The e-Hoop platform uses two types of assessment in order to adapt the learning process to the abilities, needs, and preferences of the learner.
Simple declaration of certain conditions. For example, a deaf, blind, or hearing-impaired person requires no testing. In addition, children with diagnosed Dyslexia or ADHD can declare it.
Profiling cognitive mental attributes. The tests selected for the e-Hoop platform include short-term visual and auditory memory and visual and auditory discrimination. Their results are used to differentiate between those who perform better using the audio-, the visual- or the combination of the two channels. MAPS can be used for learners 6-12 years old.
Profiling learning preferences. Similar to MAPS but using a short questionnaire instead of video game like tests, it can profile learners visual, aural, read/write and/or kinesthetic) preferences. It can be used for all ages.
Honey/Mumford Learning Styles
Differentiating between activist, reflector, theorist or pragmatist
Assessment while learning is happening
The results of the previous assessments are fed into a Module called “Sequencer” to determine the educational material appearing to the learner as learning proceeds. The educational material subsequently appearing to the learner is based on:
- The results of the diagnostic tools (MAPS, VARK, Honey/Mumford Learning Styles Questionnaire).
- Learners’ self-reporting – administered for example, via quizzes during the flow of a course. The “jump button” available at the backend of the platform, enables educators to use it during the creation of their course so as to define the time that self-reporting will be administered, assessing hence learning while taking place.