Schmidt Foundation supports the ASSISTments project

September 26, 2018

The Schmidt Family Foundation gifted support to Dr. Neil Heffernan and his ASSISTments project to help deliver a service to teachers that will help them more quickly provide feedback to their students. This project hopes to help many students by taking advantage of free Open Educational Resources. WPI knows how students learn better when given quick and useful feedback. Dr. Heffernan's expertise in Artificial Intelligence will be used to support middle school teachers in giving feedback to their own students. The fact that Dr. Heffernan integrated his tool into Google Classrooms, which is also free, is helping us give useful free services to schools.