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 feedback 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.
But in 2019, 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 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 Client Partnership Manager about setting up and receiving reports.
“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, Former Principal Consultant Gifted & Talented in the WA Department of Education and Studiosity Academic Advisory Board member
Principal Simon Dash from Xavier Catholic College in Hervey Bay talks at the CaSPA 2018 conference on 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, Leader of Learning, McCarthy Catholic College, NSW
The competition will be open from 9am January 1st 2019, to midnight March 31st, 2019.
Open only to schools in Australia who use the Studiosity service within the above time period, all non sponsored schools are eligible including schools sponsored by Edith Cowan University.
There are 3 prizes, each consisting of one ‘Teacher Morning Tea’ worth $500. Studiosity will purchase a selection of morning tea food worth $500 for the winning schools on a date of their choosing.
Winners will be determined by the highest number of unique student users as a percentage of the eligible student population with access to Studiosity. The top three schools with the highest percentage of ‘unique users’ will win.
To be counted as a ‘unique user’, students with access to the Studiosity service must use the either the Connect Live or Writing Feedback service at least once in the time period specified.
The winners will be notified via email to Studiosity’s nominated contact at your school. If the winner does not reply within 5 working days of being notified, we reserve the right to choose another winner. A Studiosity staff member will be in contact to determine a date for the morning tea. The Studiosity staff member will purchase food and ensure it is delivered to the school on the specified date for a staff morning tea.