Livelab Powered by Mathia Was Named “Best Use of Artificial Intelligence in Education” in the 2019 Edtech Breakthrough Awards
Carnegie Learning announced that LiveLab, the live facilitation tool in its flagship software solution, MATHia, has been awarded “Best Use of Artificial Intelligence in Education” in the 2019 EdTech Breakthrough Awards. MATHia is smarter math learning software that uses artificial intelligence and cognitive science to mirror a human tutor better than any other software. It provides a simple-to-use, truly 1:1 personalized learning experience for every student, supporting students who are struggling while challenging those who are ready for more, all at the same time.
“We’re setting new expectations for adaptive learning technology, creatively blending data with proven content and instruction to deliver deeper, more equitable learning to every K-12 student.”
LiveLab is Carnegie Learning’s new live facilitation tool. It empowers teachers with in-the-moment actionable data to effectively manage students working in MATHia during a classroom lab. Dynamic indicators show which students are working or idle at all times, while alerts let teachers know which students may need additional support. Teachers can also get live notifications to help them assist students who are having trouble mastering specific skills or completing certain activities, or to recognize students for hitting content progression milestones.
Nikki Baker, a teacher at Hopewell High School who used LiveLab in beta last year, said, “I like the instant feedback so I know which kids I need to work with right now, in the moment, and which kids are working and doing okay. I used to stand in the back of the room to look for when they were getting stuck. Now I know when they’re getting stuck.”
An Ongoing Impact in Education
This award builds on the ongoing recognition Carnegie Learning has received for its contributions to artificial intelligence in education. In April 2019, MATHia was awarded “Best Artificial Intelligence Solution” in the EdTech Awards. Carnegie Learning also received the AI Education award at the Artificial Intelligence + Adaptive Education (AIAED) Conference in Beijing, China last month.
AI is Not the Future… It’s the Present
There’s an urgency behind the acceleration of AI and teacher-focused tools like LiveLab. According to 2017 NAEP assessments, 66% of 8th graders and 75% of 12th graders did not reach Proficient in mathematics.1 Carnegie Learning believes that AI has a foundational role in the classroom, making personalized learning more effective and engaging by giving teachers immediate insights they never had before. LiveLab puts teachers at the center of a technology-enabled classroom where they know exactly how each student is doing at all times and can spend more time doing what they do best—teaching.
“AI is a powerful tool we can use to support teachers and help them extend their impact,” said Barry Malkin, CEO of Carnegie Learning. “We’re setting new expectations for adaptive learning technology, creatively blending data with proven content and instruction to deliver deeper, more equitable learning to every K-12 student. LiveLab is just the first of many simple, effective and forward-thinking technology initiatives that will be coming from Carnegie Learning.”
“Since its founding, Carnegie Learning has been a leader in applying artificial intelligence to education,” said Dr. Steven Ritter, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist. “We’re proud that our work has been continually recognized as having a major impact on teaching and learning. It’s why we do what we do.”
The mission of the EdTech Breakthrough Awards is “to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of educational technology categories,” according to its recent release. The 2019 program attracted more than 1,500 nominations from over 12 different countries throughout the world.
“We received compelling award nominations from all over the world, from early-stage startups to industry veterans and leaders, and we clearly see that the EdTech market is driving innovative approaches and technologies to address the most challenging issues facing education today,” said James Johnson, managing director of EdTech Breakthrough.