Digital Platforms

IES has funded Neil and Cristina to 1) make ASSISTments a even better instruments to detect when student supports (hint messages, motivation messages, video explanations etc) are effective while at the same time make the platform more attractive to teacher by funding us to make an adaptive version of ASSISTments. So if a teacher want to assigned 5 problems from an OER resources, they will be able to hit a button to "make it adaptive" to that if the student does not get it correct, they will eventually be given a 2nd problem to do. The system will experiment with the best students supports to give out on the first problem and use the 2nd problem as a dependent measure to assess student learning.

We will build upon ETRIALS. (

This digital platform grant is part of 5 platforms that IES has funded