Make Teaching Visible
It wasn't clear from the outset what wisy is going to look like once we were done with our research. During the build up of Zürcher Nachhilfe however it became clear that not only students need to see what they are learning it was also important for the institution as a whole.
How can we take money for a service if we don't exactly know what the impact is? How can we justify what we are doing and are we making progress at all?
Our first attempt to clarify the process was to instruct teachers to write qualitative comments after each lesson. The reason to do this was to engage parents in the educational process and to be able to somewhat monitor what was going on in our courses.
But based on subjective reviews of students only we can't assess how effective our method is.
From an institutional standpoint wisy creates value through showing how you perform as an institution. It also helps you to support your teachers since you are able to compare performances of classes.
The quantitative approach also helps you to identify where and what you have to improve to ensure that the bottleneck is not the way you teach or the materials you use and with the AI-enabled version of wisy you are also able to support business decision with hard-data.
Maybe you find a correlation between two mathematical subjects and create a new course out of it? Or maybe you realise that reading and writing go best together and shape your language-workshops accordingly.
Combining the Qualitative and Quantitaive approach
We found that a combination of numbers and words had the biggest impact on student success and customer satisfaction.
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