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Calibrated Digital School Lessons

Student takes a series of tests and the method of teaching any given subject is customized to that particular student's level of knowledge and learning capability.
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School lessons can be either too slow, boring and repetitive or too fast and confusing depending on the student.

Computer learning is a great solution, but if they're just digital versions of a book or a human teacher, they're not utilizing some of the capabilities a computer has to offer.

So the student takes a series of tests and the computer ranks their cognitive abilities, strengths and weaknesses and creates a lesson program especially for the student in a matter of seconds.

Although this may add a little time to the beginning of the teaching process, the time saved in the ensuing customized lessons would be well worth it.

Plus as a joke, you could program it to have some super clever scientist type with tons of PHDs take the test and have the first lesson pop up like: "Cognitive abilities discerned, lessons calibrated for your IQ level. Lesson 1: "This is a doggie. Can you say doggie? Doggie's like to bark. This doggie's name is Barky. Can you say Barky?"

But seriously, it could monitor your abilities and adjust throughout the learning process. Can't spell? It'll add some spelling and grammar lessons. Get a couple of math problems wrong in the chemistry segment? A touchup lesson gets put in there.

The learning experience customized and comfortable. It could even take notice of when you typically get fatigued and say "OK, go take a walk get some fresh air. See you in 30 minutes."

doctorremulac3, Jun 21 2020

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       As is unfortunately the case with the New Zealand education system, you end up with too much testing and not enough time left to do the actual teaching...
neutrinos_shadow, Jun 22 2020
  

       I have a feeling this already exists, "adaptive testing" is used at the American SAT to choose the next question's difficulty same/easy/harder. I do not know of an everyday learning application though.   

       Right in the middle of your idea I thought you were going to say: Then, given equal (normed) measures from completely different styles of tests, adjust the teaching style at the software.
beanangel, Jun 22 2020
  
      
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