What is kondis & Peer Teams Learning?

Homework system designed for learning

Peer Teams With Automatic Role Assignment

Activity Showcase Library

Complementary traditional Learning Management

Structured way to teach students a whole spectrum of “soft skills” while they are focusing on mastering course content.

  • Critical thinking
  • Team learning is active learning
  • Helps with development of Critical Thinking
  • Small-group learning works because students are involved at a personal level
  • Learning in small teams activates senses and makes use of a wide range of critical thinking and communication skills
  • Helping teams learn allows an instructor to nurture capabilities of students
  • Harness the power of discussion
  • Multiple assignments types
  • Internal Messaging System with Email receipts
  • Integration with traditional LMS

Principles of Small Teams Learning

  • Tolerance and positive interactions among students from different cultural backgrounds
  • The exchange and processing of information
  • Academic achievement
  • Ownership of new knowledge and skills
  • Opportunities to solve real-world problems
  • Positive attitudes toward the content
  • Openness to new perspectives
  • Motivation to learn
  • Confidence in one’s social skills
  • Psychological health (e.g., social development, self-esteem)
  • Builds confidence in the mastery of the content
  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Leadership

Prospector Analytics

Tools and Reports to Help With Assessment of Student Performance

Natural Language Processing, Automatic Grading, Performance Charts, GradeBook

  • Word Clouds for Vocabulary
  • Readability Indices
  • Behavioral tracking
  • Conversation quality analysis
  • Content quality analysis
  • Automatic grading (where appropriate)
  • Simplified online homework system
  • Peer feedback
  • Early detection of potential issues

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources are textbooks, course materials, videos, etc, available under a Creative Commons or similar license

OER's can be customized in a way you find it suitable for your class.

  • OpenStax CollegeCollege Physics
  • OpenStax CollegeAP Physics
  • OpenStax CollegeCollege Algebra
  • OpenStax CollegeAlgebra & Trig
  • OpenStax CollegeStatistics
  • OpenStax CollegeCollege Biology
  • OpenStax CollegeBiology for non-majors
  • OpenStax CollegePrecalculus
  • OpenStax CollegeAnatomy and Physiology
  • OpenStax CollegePrinciples of Economics
  • OpenStax CollegeMacroeconomics
  • OpenStax CollegeMicroeconomics
  • OpenStax CollegeAP Macroeconomics
  • OpenStax CollegeAP Microeconomics
  • OpenStax CollegeGeneral Chemistry
  • OpenStax CollegePsychology
  • OpenStax CollegeSociology
  • OpenStax CollegeSociology, 2nd ed.
  • OpenStax CollegeU.S. History
  • OpenStax CollegePre-Algebra
  • Open Stax CollegeCalculus, Volume 1
  • Open Stax CollegeCalculus, Volume 2
  • Open Stax CollegeCalculus, Volume 3
  • Open Stax CollegeUniversity Physics
  • Open Stax CollegeAmerican Government
  • Open Stax CollegeAstronomy
  • Open Stax CollegeMicrobiology
  • OER Cost:
  • Some OER's are free and some are not. However, most of them cost significantly less than comparable materials from traditional publishers
  • OER Quality
  • OER's are up and coming alternatives to textbooks and other learning materials from traditional publishers.
    For example, textbooks published by OpenStax College are equal in quality to comparable texts by major textbook publishers

Better, Simpler, Low Cost Alternative to Traditional LMS

kondis Features

  • koondis Lives in the Cloud
  • koondis works on all devices:
  • Learning Maps
  • Powerful Analytics
  • Vocabulary & Readability Indices
  • Customized Class Content
  • OER's at Low or No Cost
  • Simple GradeBook
  • Team and Individual work
  • Full Featured Text Editor
  • Communication Tools
  • Online Homework System
  • Discussions Forum
  • \(\color{blue}{\Sigma}\) Powerful Math Writer (\(\LaTeX\))
  • Images
  • Media
  • Subject Agnostic
  • Micropublishing

Sample Use

Virtual Labs

  • Students study real phenomena, not simulations or calculations of models.
  • Laboratory assignments are genuine experiments with falsifiable predictions and genuine opportunities for discovery.
  • Teams prepare proposal in response to instructors Request for Proposals
  • Experiment proposal is given feedback by instructor, and then students do the experiment
  • Group work is sent back out for anonymous review, & replication of results.
  • Students teams work together to make valid solutions & build habits of effective collaboration.

Flipped Classroom

  • Before the class reading and video assignments with discussions
  • After the class assessment
  • Detect misconceptions and remediation intervention
  • Just in time teaching
  • Focus on concepts — Science literacy: students generate evidence-based understanding of scientific principles
  • Advanced problem solving and analysis according to Bloom's taxonomy
  • Critical Thinking: students evaluate the quality of their own, and their peer’s reasoning and work