Using data to unlock student potential


Tuesday, 10 November, 2020



Using data to unlock student potential

Alumni from Monash University have developed an online interactive education platform designed to capture and report student progression in real time.

Edapt Education’s developers promise an easy-to-use platform that empowers educators and schools to drive student improvement through the provision of actionable data-driven insights.

While COVID-19 has fostered widespread technology use in education, that in itself has created a new challenge for teachers as monitoring and tracking student progress is made more difficult under a remote learning model.

The development team says Edapt Education compiles all the data relating to academic performance, engagement and behavioural trends over time to showcase how a student develops throughout each year of schooling. The platform then allows teachers to regularly monitor the results to tailor individualised learning experiences based on each student’s needs.

Monash Faculty of Information Technology (IT) alumnus and Co-Founder of Edapt Education Christopher Hoang said data can be used to maximise student growth.

“By collating all the data related to a student’s profile onto one concise easy-to-use platform, Edapt gives teachers real-time insights into their student needs. By integrating this data into their day-to-day practices, teachers and schools are able to create meaningful change and significant improvements to their students’ overall performance,” he said.

“Edapt integrates with the existing systems that schools already use and is mapped against the Australian and state curriculum, meaning it can be implemented seamlessly alongside existing reporting systems.”

The platform has been adopted by more than a dozen primary and secondary schools across Victoria, with another 18 schools expected to sign on before the end of the year.

One of the first schools to employ the Edapt platform was Roxburgh College. Assistant Principal Elizabeth Stayner sees many benefits in incorporating a data-driven approach to teaching methods.

“Edapt is so responsive to the challenges faced by our college. The data we obtain from the platform promotes rich conversations amongst our staff and leads to practical teaching outcomes which benefit our students.

“Our teachers no longer have to spend time collecting and analysing data; instead, they’re spending more time catering to each student’s individual needs and supporting them throughout their learning journey,” Stayner said.

The program is designed to proactively identify at-risk students and groups and set a path for rectification, enabling educators to flag common student behaviours, create segments for follow-up actions and easily evaluate post-action results.

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