Socratic Application Allows Students To Post Homework Questions, Get Answers

Photo courtesy of socratic.org. Socratic, a website dedicated to being an “open resource” to help students learn, launched and application this year which turns one’s smartphone into a digital tutor, prompting users to take a photo of the problem that has them stumped and explaining the appropriate concepts needed to solve it. A team of teachers hired by Socratic, who manually identify all the concepts related to the questions students submit, received over two million questions from 200,000 unique students in 2016. Starting with chemistry, the app now provides homework support for both S.T.E.M. and the humanities, including economics, history, English, biology, earth science, astronomy and chemistry, with environmental science and astrophysics currently in beta testing. Engineers fed the data manually entered by their team of educators into custom machine learning…


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