Taking the concept that companies like Netflix and Amazon use where they amass user data to better serve their customers, YourLabs takes student information and their understanding of problems, currently in the area of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and lets the teacher know where and how they can better teach their classes.
Whether the student is outspoken and comfortable with the material or they are quiet and reserved, YourLabs gives them an unintimidating opportunity to give feedback to the teacher.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $150,000 Phase 1 Small Business Innovative Research grant to Tucson-based YourLabs LLC, an e-learning software firm, to develop its Knowledge Evaluation System, a Web-based platform for student learning and assessment. YourLabs also has been chosen by the NSF to be an exhibitor at the 2014 Florida Education Technology Conference, the largest education technology conference in the U.S.
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[Yourlabs] has developed the Knowledge Evaluation System (KES), a next-generation assessment platform that puts real-time learning data into the hands of students and teachers anytime, anyplace, and on any device. The company recently released KES to the education market and is growing its customer base through targeted marketing and word-of-mouth promotion. Also, the company has appointed a CEO and expects to hire an additional six people by year-end.
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Data collected by KES allows for complex data mining and gives users the ability to view, analyze, and understand student data from multiple levels -- from a single problem, to a classroom, to an entire school, and all the way up to district and state. Budhu adds that "KES will make it easy for education administrators and policy makers to compare school performance within the U.S. and abroad, and make curriculum adjustments as necessary."
YourLabs also has been chosen by the NSF to be an exhibitor at the 2014 Florida Education Technology Conference, the largest education technology conference in the U.S.
YourLabs is a graduate of the Arizona Center for Innovation, a business incubator at the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park
Tucson startup YourLabs LLC. awarded National Science Foundation's research grant