Video is a flexible and accessible resource for educators and learners. Video tutorials appeal to busy students because they are convenient and can be accessed at the point of need. Video offers educators the ability to cater to learners of mixed abilities and needs. BOOST videos are concise, focused and easy to understand, breaking down topics into 5–12-minute explanations that can be viewed individually or as part of a learning playlist.
Not all correct answers are confident answers. BOOST assessment questions and video tutorials provide learners a chance to practice their new skills AND immediately reinforce or correct their understanding. After each question is answered, a video tutorial provides a step-by-step explanation for solving the problem, regardless of whether the answer was correct or incorrect. If an unsure learner guesses correctly, our pedagogical approach provides a second layer of support to reinforce concepts and boost confidence.
Knowledge is power. While experience tells us learner engagement is higher with multimedia content, BOOST metrics allow educators and administrators to quantify that engagement. Course and learner level data supports early intervention for struggling students as well as benchmarking for cohorts or pre-requisite needs.
Educators are central to learning. BOOST allows educators to create, edit or adapt video playlists, building their own course with our database of modular videos and assessments. Playlists can be supplemented with original, educator-created material to provide additional context or enrich the experience for individual cohorts. We take educator feedback seriously, creating videos and assessments when our BOOST educators ask.
Too many talented STEM students quit their studies due to a lack of proficiency and confidence in the fundamentals. BOOST wants to change this by providing convenient, effective, and accessible resources that bolster computational literacy for learners of all levels.
No two learners are the same, so we create content that can meet the student where they are in their learning process.
Educators are overstretched but absolutely essential to successful learning, so we provide modular content that can be curated and customised based on the educator’s preferences.
Universities are working to meet the increasingly complex needs of all their stakeholders. The traditional silos of ‘research’ and ‘teaching’, ‘core resources’ and ‘supplemental’ have become blurred as flipped classroom models and asynchronous learning is normalised; So we built a user-friendly platform that can be used as a database and/or teaching tool with some added courseware that ensures stakeholders across the institution can reap benefits from BOOST