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Carnegie Mellon University’s PLUS: Personalized math tutoring at scale

By discussing the measured impact of PLUS, this case study demonstrates that instead of replacing tutors and teachers, generative AI can supplement them to excel at a large scale. Specifically, this piece features Maerah Mahmood, a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University, as she navigated using PLUS while teaching virtually at a school in California. With the help of PLUS’ human tutoring framework and AI-powered dashboard, Mahmood dramatically increased student engagement and improved their performance in a short period. Mahmood’s experience is a testament to the power of PLUS, and its ability to identify struggling students and help teachers initiate academic interventions and personal connections...

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Development of Scenario-Based Mentor Lessons

This demonstration shows the recent advancement of scenario based tutor training and its focus on using the learn-by-doing approach. The 15 minute lessons outlined in this study use the predict-observe-explain inquiry method to develop tutor skills in helping student motivation. These methods are being developed within the Personalized Learning2 (PL2) program. PL2 is an app that combines student software with human tutors to improve mentoring ability. Enhancing mentor training will help to increase student ability while also maintaining low costs. This form of training works best when tutors have scenario based practice with response specific feedback...

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Rising Academy’s Rori AI Chatbot “It has built my confidence”

Rising Academy’s Rori AI Chatbot: “It has built my confidence”

Rising Academy’s Rori AI Chatbot: “It has built my confidence” Last spring, Victor Appiah, a school leader at Rising Academy – Omega in Ghana, introduced Rising Academies’ ‘Rori’ AI-powered chatbot to his third grade students. For many students, this was their first time using a smartphone, and the excitement has been palpable. “They’re loving it,”...

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