There is a big movement in MOOC and it is a huge trend in educational technology. There are massive amount of students enrolling in on-line courses and meet ups are created around local areas. MOOC works as a big community creator and organization which creates a society. Shifting a paradigm from MOOC, instead of focusing on a community, I want to gear towards one on one interaction between tutor and a student that has helped me and many others. On-line tutoring system that simulates real life tutoring experience that caters for an individual who prefers personal and detailed attention.
Mostly middle and high school students (I know this class is hacking with “higher” Ed but I want to expand the opportunity for other demographics).
What is it:
One on one on-line tutoring service to improve a students ability to study.
One might ask, how does this work?
- Have two screens floating.
- There will be a teacher tracking your move during the session. Every movement that is happening on your desk will be monitored. The teacher will only allow students to open assigned windows to avoid distraction which is a huge problem in on-line education (Webex for business is a good example for this application).
- TABLET. Game changer. Writing things are so different than typing. I am not saying writing is more effective than writing. However, giving the student every possible tool he/she can get for them to focus solely on studying is the key. Everyone has different preferences for their communication and memorization tools. For some people, it’s writing, others prefer drawing, or even typing or showing things on the internet. Having a tablet as a tool will also help teachers who are used to traditional way of teaching. Tablet can be a smart phone like Samsung Galaxy Note or plain tablet like Wacom models. It can also be an app for any smartphone devices.
For a smooth and flawless education experience, the service will be linking the server, computers and tablet devices for teachers and students.
For the future:
Profit or Non-profit? Not sure yet. I still want to give enough incentive to teachers who will be involved.