There are two core services inside Studiosity.
The Connect Live service is for when students think, "It's Sunday at 6pm, and I need help right now!" A student formulates their own question, then connects with one of our subject specialists in the interactive online classroom and works through the question - with chat, collaborative whiteboard, and file sharing tools. Because timely support drives confidence and perseverance.
The Writing Feedback service is for when students think, "I've gone as far as I can on this draft, now I don't know how to improve it." This service lets a student upload a draft written assignment and receive formative feedback from an English language specialist in less than 24 hours. The feedback is based on critical, core writing skills, such as spelling/grammar, structure, and choice of language. It helps students think about where they might focus their attention and add more thought.
How Studiosity works for students:
Teachers know that half of a child's school learning is hidden, "invisible," after hours when they study alone at night or on weekends.
But in 2020, for teachers and schools who are driven by each student's personal learning journey and success, who want to be able to personalise learning with timely feedback and data, 'invisible' is no longer good enough.
Even the most skilled classroom teachers can't see how every student coped with the previous night's homework, their process for completing an assignment or writing a draft. Some students are more proactive than others, some are quiet, and a 90-minute class isn't enough to address the individual needs of 25 students whilst also progressing the curriculum.
With Studiosity, those invisible moments of student frustration are uncovered, and supported.
Immediate study support impacts a student’s academic self-efficacy and future learning progression. A literature review by Dr Gerard Calnin (2017) pinpoints driving forces on a student's performance - including timely, regular feedback from "a more knowledgeable other" (see the graphic below). It identifies that immediate, positive support experiences assist progression towards goals, and negative experiences, such as the inability to complete tasks, can throw a student back in their learning progress. This can be avoided with timely intervention and formative feedback that helps them to succeed and progress towards their academic goals.
With Studiosity, timely, personalised feedback can finally be delivered in practice, at scale.
Graphic: Calnin, G. (2017), The life course model of driving and resisting forces of learning progression
Reporting is flexible to suit your school’s objectives and strategy. Depending on your school’s setup, teachers can receive summary data or see a complete list of students using Studiosity, their questions, date/time of enquiry, and their final comment about the help received. Speak to your school’s Studiosity Partnership Manager about setting up and receiving reports, or gaining access to our online Partner Portal.
“The kind of service that Studiosity provides allows students to take those questions online and to be able to find their own answers. Finding your own answer is a crucial part of learning, and it’s a principle of Studiosity that the Specialists assist students to find the best way to find the correct way, the correct answer. Rather than teaching the students or telling the student what the answer might be.”
Geoff Kinkade is the Former Principal Consultant Gifted & Talented in the WA Department of Education, and a Studiosity Academic Advisory Board member.
"The service works really well, when you consider the equity of access it provides to students that may be disadvantaged. These are kids whose families can’t afford tutors, and here is an opportunity for them to get that help... particularly for maths and science. Really importantly for me, it comes down to student self-efficacy, their belief that they can 'have a go'."
Principal Simon Dash from Xavier Catholic College in Hervey Bay spoke at the CaSPA 2018 conference about how Studiosity helps their students feel better prepared and more confident, by providing after-hours study help.
“Because the service is there 24/7 for the students - the reality is they’re only doing their homework and assignments and any of the assessment work outside of school hours, so it’s really nice to know they have that port-of-call 24/7 to be able to touch base with someone who is an expert in their field, to guide them along the way.”
Marian Samuel is the Leader of Learning at McCarthy Catholic College, NSW. Watch her and others speak about how Studiosity helps them.
Reach out to them anytime for help with reporting, communication, or service or access questions.