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Google’s online interactive educational tool ‘Oppia’ launched

Google’s online interactive educational tool ‘Oppia’ launched


Google’s online interactive educational tool ‘Oppia’ launched

Google has finally taken a step that was being predicted since long. It has introduced its first ever online learning platform, an interactive tool called Oppia that will revolutionize the way we learn, teach and share thoughts via internet. Oppia has the best and the most aesthetically pleasing interface which will deplete all the problems of creating difficult and tedious presentations, programming modules for secure and continuous connections, access issues and much more.

Now Oppia has its own terms and language to use. For example, if any teacher makes any course and shares with his friends, this ‘activity’ will be called ‘Exploration’. Oppia gives the complete control of people to these explorations. If the teacher feels that the offered content or course is lacking the attention of students, he can edit and customize the exploration.

How would the teacher know that the students are not taking interest in his given exploration? The answer lies within the Oppia’s best interactive tools that lets you see how every student sitting thousands of miles away from you is interacting with the content and either he is learning or not. Oppia was developed by Google with a shear effort to compete the global competitors like Amazon and Ten Marks.

Amazon has long rattled the e-learning market with its sister company, Ten Marks. Amazon rolled out many products based on the Kindle platform to make education a freeware and accessible all around the world.

Experts suggested years ago that Google is planning to come up with something really innovative and perfect in this e-learning domain and today, we have seen the predictions coming into reality. Here is how Google explains its new launch.

Oppia does this by modeling a mentor who poses questions for the learner to answer. Based on the learner’s responses, the mentor decides what question to ask next, what feedback to give, whether to delve deeper, or whether to proceed to something new. You can think of this as a smart feedback system that tries to “teach a person to fish,” instead of simply revealing the correct answer or marking the submitted answer as wrong.

People will be able to make online interactive objects with seamless integration within the web pages for learning just about anything. RSS based notifications with a completely responsive UI is the best thing of Oppia which will make it reachable beyond the borders.

About Fahad Saleem

A full time freelance blogger, Fahad is writing for 5 of the mainstream tech blogs these days. Loves having tea again and again and struggling with his "excess of sleep problem" for the past 4 years.

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