Google developed an interactive educational tool to make learning on the internet easier. The project is called Oppiaand it aims to make it easier for teachers or not to create interactive learning activities.
Oppia is a versatile tool that enables non-technical teachers/users to create interactive online educational activities - the 'explorations'- that give immediate and personalized feedback to learners.
Oppia is an online and interactive tool which will help students and teachers teach and learn using the drag and drop objects, mapping, presentations and web based GUI control with no coding.
Teachers and students will easily communicate withinteraction dialogues over Oppia to perform the learning activities.
The main units of learning in Oppia are called 'explorations'. These are multi-stage interactive activities that attempt to engage readers in a learning conversation and provide formative feedback along the way.
Teachers can create 'the explorations' online, no programming required. Multiple collaborators can work together on one activity. The data from learners can then be used to improve and refine the answer and learning paths.
Any user of Oppia, logged-in or otherwise, can play through, browse, and search for any public explorations.
To create or edit explorations, a teacher/user will need to be logged-in and to author his/her work under a stable username.
All of the explorations and the software itself areopenly licensed, so they are free to copy, modify and re-use. Oppia is built by a small group of volunteers. They welcome suggestions on their issue tracker anddevelopers discussion group, and they are also looking fornew contributorsto the project.
Learners receive personalized, customizable feedback after submitting answers
Oppia is a tool for creating interactive online activities that enable students to learn by doing.
Its creators believe and I do believe because I practiced that this is a more effective and efficient way of learning. Better than only watching videos or reading texts, since it allows the student to engage more deeply with the activity in a way that videos or books (traditional) often do not.
When we are talking so much about coding in School Education, this tool will be a fantastic learning tool to be used for teacher and students.