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ALEF Reimagines K-12 Education with a Breakthrough Solution September 10, 2017

ALEF Reimagines K-12 Education with a Breakthrough Solution

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- A school in Abu Dhabi today becomes first to embrace the A.I. powered Alef model 
- Alef is the world’s first such system for mainstream academic learning 

Alef, a privately held education technology company, today launched its technology-enabled education solution at a school in Abu Dhabi. This morning, more than 240 students began an education journey that has been 36-months in the making – the culmination of ambitious efforts of a world-class team of education and technology professionals who have collaborated to enable outstanding educational design, powered by state-of-the-art technology. For the first time in human history, a group of school students are using a technology-enabled education solution which is a complete end-to-end mainstream form of formal classroom-based academic learning. 

“Alef’s launch today is the start of a journey to bring about an overhaul of the status quo to usher in a new paradigm in education. Given the rate at which technology and industry continue to evolve, it is unclear what future workplaces will look like, let alone understand the skills required of their work forces”

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Achieving Higher Learning efficacy with the help of real time remediation strategies using Data November 13, 2017

Achieving Higher Learning efficacy with the help of real time remediation strategies using Data

Teachers’ understanding of student’s learning gain is the cornerstone of effective education. The constant loop of dialogue and understanding between teachers and students drive engagement and learning efficacy.

Adoption of Artificial Intelligence(AI) driven learning eco-system provide opportunities to gather new forms of data, allowing differentiation and personalization at scale.

AI based, technology enabled, classrooms allow teachers to monitor the progress of the student in real time, allowing teachers to take remedial action in the classroom for their ongoing lessons. The real-time data enables teachers to build and deliver an effective learning strategy for the student grouping and differentiation during the classroom hours.

The AI based learning solution gives data and alerts of students’ thinking and learning ability. Insights like, the trending patterns and co-relation within and across subjects gives an overall understanding and levels of engagement of the students in the classroom. This provides the time and space for the teachers to design personalized instructions for the varying learning needs of different groups of students and ultimately optimizing the overall learning outcomes.

The real-time data-based interventional strategies provides a highly motivated learning environment for the children and in-turn increases the learning efficacy of the students by many folds.

The data and related learning strategies for the students can be referred by the new teachers (at the time of change in teachers, which is one of the common problem in K-12 education) and the teachers for the next grades allowing them to plan ahead of time, making the learning less depended on the insights of an individual teacher. 

At Alef, Artificial Intelligence and data, enable the teachers to respond to problems and pivot strategies dynamically at a fast pace to suit each student’s needs.

Alef Education showcases immersive ‘Mars Experience’ at GESS 2018 February 27, 2018

Alef Education showcases immersive ‘Mars Experience’ at GESS 2018

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Alef Education, creator of the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI)-powered transformational technology-enabled education solution, welcomed hundreds of visitors to its immersive virtual reality (VR) learning journey to Mars at GESS 2018 yesterday.

Alef Education is showcasing an exciting journey to the Red Planet using VR technology, at its state-of-the-art pavilion until Thursday, March 1 as part of its ongoing mission to nurture interest in STEM subjects amongst future generations, in support of the UAE’s long-term development and space exploration goals.

Speaking on the innovation stage panel at the conference, Acting CEO of Alef Education, Geoffrey Alphonso, said: “Alef Education is an organization that was founded in the UAE, and is therefore aligned with the nation’s vision to shift the education paradigm for schools in the country and around the world, by emerging as a global leader in transformational AI-enabled education technology.

“The exciting Mars VR experience we are showcasing at GESS 2018 complements our mission to nurture the minds of future generations, readying them to conquer humanity’s next frontier on Mars. At Alef Education we strive to foster intrigue, a love of learning, innovation, critical thinking and creativity at schools, to feed and stimulate the bright scientific minds of the future, who in turn will contribute towards the fulfillment of the UAE and the world’s development and space exploration goals.

Our Saal Mars, AI-powered knowledge partner(saal.ai) will allow students to learn all about Mars and space travel further reinforcing their interest in STEM subjects. The interface is designed to trigger curiosity and metacognitive prompts to learn and experience science at their own pace”

Alef Education adopts a new and innovative approach to teaching and learning to foster an increased appetite for knowledge among students, by taking them on a unique learning journey through AI-enabled education technology to help adequately prepare them for the future. The VR Mars experience at GESS 2018 also supports the Emirates Mars Mission that aims to send a spacecraft to orbit the Red Planet in 2021, to coincide with the UAE’s 50th anniversary.

Alef Education founded in 2015 , launched the Alef platform in 2017, when more than 240 students at a school in Abu Dhabi became the first in human history to begin an education journey incorporating AI into formal classroom academic learning.

Alef is essentially an innovative and immersive multi-lingual learning-science framework with in-house hypermedia content powered by cutting-edge technology and AI. Its design adopts natural language processing, advanced data science, and technology-enhanced content to deliver a system that engages students and encourages self-learning, with the aim of equipping them with the skills necessary to successfully navigate the world of the future.

Fundamentally evolving the role of the teacher in the 21st century classroom, Alef shifts the education process from the familiar teacher-centered model to a learner-centered data-driven model. With Alef, the teacher takes on the role of an expert facilitator, aided by an innovative and immersive ecosystem powered by groundbreaking technology and AI.

 

Alef’s technology carefully synchronizes with a school’s curriculum enabling students to learn at their own pace and have access anywhere, anytime; and develop secure in the knowledge that they are supported by a community of teachers, who can make individualized decisions to ensure that each student meets their short and long-term goals.

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