The Technology

The mention of AI in education does for many still bring the image of robot teachers to mind! However, algorithms will certainly never replace the invaluable skills a good teacher brings into the classroom, but their ability to resolve complex tasks without the need for human cognition makes them extremely useful for freeing up valuable time and resources.

At Lexplore we combine the latest in both AI and eye tracking technology with the “human touch” of good teachers. Our machine learning algorithms are able to recognise correlations and patterns in eye movement data, so they can quickly and objectively determine a child’s reading attainment. Some of these patterns might even elude most human beings or other computer programmes, therefore, their introduction into the classroom can help offer teachers an entirely different perspective when it comes to reading, as well providing the valuable information teachers need in minutes.

To find out more about the impact that new technologies are already having in the classroom download our FREE AI- Guide or visit our Blog

Perhaps one of the most impressive things about this technology is that fact that it actually learns from the data it collects. Therefore, the more it is used in schools the more accurate a picture of reading it is able to give! AI really can have a transformational impact in the classroom, helping create an equal educational playing field, and contributing to an improved school environment for every pupil and teacher.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions...

What is Artificial Intelligence ?

Artificial intelligence generally refers to computers and software which can resolve complex tasks and recognise connections which normally require cognitive ability on a human level.

A bit like spaghetti and tomato sauce we cannot have artificial intelligence without algorithms! But, even though we might hear these phrases often you are definitely not alone if you find yourself wondering exactly what people mean when they refer to them.

So what are algorithms and how on earth can they be trained to determine reading attainment?

Find out more by reading the Lexplore blog…

AI, ML and Tomato Sauce!

What is Machine Learning?

Machine learning is a sub area within artificial intelligence which aims to develop programmes and systems which can adapt to resolve complex problems through available data and experience rather than rules and instructions. The algorithms and methods used within machine learning are data driven and based upon statistical calculations. For systems developed with machine learning, such as ours, the more data that there is available to train the algorithms, the better equipped the system is to resolve tasks.

A bit like spaghetti and tomato sauce we cannot have machine learning without algorithms! But, even though we might hear these phrases often you are definitely not alone if you find yourself wondering exactly what people mean when they refer to them.

So what are algorithms and how on earth can they be trained to determine reading attainment?

Find out more by reading the Lexplore blog…

AI, ML and Tomato Sauce!

Will AI technology replace our teachers and SENCOs?

Whist our algorithms are extremely powerful they will never be a substitute for a good teacher! Our technology simply helps free up valuable resources so teachers can sped their time doing what they do best – supporting their pupils.

To find out how you can utilise the benefits of technology in the classroom by combining new advances with the ‘human touch’ of good teachers download our FREE AI -Guide.

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How do eye movements reflect reading attainment?

Reading involves a complicated interplay between many different cognitive and linguistic processes. Measuring when, where, and how a child’s eyes move in relation to the words they read allows us to quickly evaluate how effectively these processes work together, and pick up on minor differences in the way their brains process text on lexical, syntactic and structural levels.

“Eye movements is one of the best ways to index reading ability at an incredibly in-depth level.”

Our Eye Tracking assessment has been developed following over 30 years of peer reviewed research at one of the leading medical institutes in the world into the unique insight eye movements can offer us into reading.

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How do we secure your data?

Access to data through the Results Portal is only granted through a strong two stage authentication process. We are able to grant individuals within a school or organisation access to the results on different levels, so they are provided with only the relevant data they require.

We have also implemented appropriate safeguards in order to protect all the personal data that we process. More information can be found in our GDPR Policy or you can contact data.privacy@lexplore.com to find out more.

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What if schools do not already have the hardware needed?

We would not expect schools to have many eye trackers lying around, so we include all hardware required in the cost of a first year license. We not only include the eye tracker but also all training and support. Most schools will already have laptops and monitors which can be used for the assessment although we can provide these at an additional cost if required.

Schools can also purchase additional Lexplore Approved Hardware from our online shop. Purchases can be made by secure card payments or fill out the form at the bottom of the page to raise an invoice which will be sent directly to your school or company. 

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