Forum supports scientific best practices, and its sophisticated, data-rich instruction and evaluation tools promote improved class experiences.
Built around evidence-based instructional practices, the system supports instructors and learners using Minerva’s pedagogical approach.
Minerva classes are constructed using a range of collaborative activities, including Socratic discussion, live polling, breakout groups, debate, role-playing, simulation, quizzing, and team projects.
The information-rich, technologically-enhanced learning environment is a powerful means of improving educational outcomes.
Forum’s instruction and evaluation tools promote greater understanding of the specific mental tools each course is designed to teach.
With a range of modalities and engagement tools, Forum empowers instructors with capabilities that improve their efficiency and effectiveness in class, and beyond.
Each class session is recorded and tagged, so instructors can provide formative feedback and assessments, based on specific examples of learner performance.
Instructors can provide grading and assessment at multiple levels, from feedback on poll responses and specific moments in class to broader evaluation of performance over time.
Beyond supporting breakout group capabilities, Forum gives instructors access to progress, activity, and engagement within each breakout room in real-time for a depth of content that maximizes success of instructor interventions.
Our Course Builder dashboard empowers instructors with a data-rich tool to create syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments that cross contexts and disciplines and are tagged with specific, trackable objectives and learner outcomes.
Features like TalkTime™ provide immediate visibility into session activity, while tagged video and assessment tools give instructors access to learner performance against specific learning outcomes.
With our sophisticated assessment and grading tools, instructors are able to provide real-time and frequent feedback to their learners. Rather than assess student progress through traditional, high-stakes, single moment exams, Forum enables instructors to track and report student progress with more effective, ongoing measurement.
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