Artificial intelligence (AI) to promote mutual aid at school

Identifying student support needs in real time and matching them with the right peer helper: an example of using AI for success.

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Identifying student support needs in real time and automatically matching them to the right peer helper: this is an example of using AI for success.

The ERI intelligent tutoring service, developed by EruditeAI, a Montreal-based company, identifies students' support needs in real time and matches them with the right peer helper when they need it most. The team carried out its first experiments on May 29 with students enrolled in several high school mathematics courses in Beaubois College. It all turned out to be very promising.

According to the school's secondary director, Mr. Marc-André Girard, the teaching team, which acts as a facilitator and guide in this kind of learning activity, quickly grasped the potential of ERI in a subject traditionally recognized as "difficult". For his part, a student confided to his teacher: “My friends and I, we do not all think the same. I love ERI because by helping others, I discover lots of other ways to approach the problem! "This quote reveals, again according to the director, all the potential of artificial intelligence in a school in the 21e century, which aims to develop, among other things, computer thinking in its students.

 

Benefit from the expertise of a peer in the classroom… or on the other side of the world!

The Montreal-based company EruditeAI believes that all students can become experts, and that this expertise can be used to promote learning among their peers, whether they are in the same class, elsewhere in the school, in the city, in the region or anywhere in the world!

Indeed, ERI identifies and locates other students who have demonstrated a mastery of the concepts studied and for which their peers have difficulty. When academic difficulties arise, ERI knows how to intelligently connect the right people to allow problem solving and thus contribute, in its own way, to academic perseverance.

Concretely, when ERI requests virtual help for a student, it sends a request to a peer concerning a specific problem. The student who becomes a tutor will be able to choose various pre-established response elements, which are intelligently formulated, that is to say according to the problem submitted and personalized according to the profile of the student helped. Of course, these comments can be personalized by the tutor.

 

 

To find out more, you can consult the full press release issued by Collège Beaubois.

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