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Please share a brief background of your innovation.
The SABIS® Integrated Learning System (ILS) is a learning system and tool that allows for the early detection and closure of learning gaps. ILS is designed to enhance analytical skills and promote self-learning by providing students with ownership of their own individual learning. It is a learning platform that connects students and teachers through digital devices (tablets) in the classroom.
How was it planned?
The ILS project was planned by taking into consideration the growing importance of independent learning and the utilization of technology in the field of education with its positive impact on facilitating student learning.
Did you face any challenges in implementation?
Challenges were encountered during the pandemic, where we had to extend the ILS usage to students attending online classes, and while using the hybrid model, to allow for both in-class and virtual operation of the technology simultaneously. Nevertheless, with the support of the technical and academic team, we managed to overcome this challenge through continuous guidance and training.
A brief assessment of your results.
Through the weekly ILS reports, generated by a specialized system per lesson, students’ engagement and performance progressed significantly overtime, which was also evident in their academic results and soft skills pertaining to confidence, personal initiative and individual learning.
In hindsight, what were the most valuable lessons learned? Could things have been done differently?
The most valuable outcome of this experience has been the ability to have on-spot monitoring and assessment of students’ work during the lesson, along with timely detection of learning gaps and the possibility of bridging those gaps promptly. Things could have been done differently if we had arranged for both in and out of class ILS operation from the start, which would have helped us avoid the challenges faced with blended and online learning during the pandemic.