A Web App Helps Teachers See Where Students Are Stumped

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  • Professor Neil Heffernan, associate professor of computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Problem sets and quizzes can help teachers find out what basics their students are missing. But how to keep track of all the information from all the students?

Professor Neil Heffernan of Worcester Polytechnic Institute has come up with ASSISTments, a web-based application that helps teachers do just that. Heffernan came up with the idea when he was teaching math in a Baltimore middle school as part of the Teach for America program.

This segment aired on June 21, 2011.


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