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Empowering teachers and supporting English learners with one ingenious app.

ETS

About the project

Language Muse is an NLP-based educational platform for teachers working with U.S. students who face the challenge of learning English as their second language. It automatically generates ready-to-use language activities based on texts provided by the teacher-users.

SERVICES

Design, Web Development

PLATFORM

Web

story

ETS contacted us to help them build a product supporting U.S. teachers who face a difficult challenge. Apart from teaching their own subject, they also need to help students build the academic English-language skills needed for deeper reading comprehension in Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts.

To solve this problem, in collaboration with education and computer science researchers at ETS, we’ve developed an educational platform that helps create learning materials based on content related to the original subject - Science, Social Studies, and English Language Arts.

The Design Process

Our goal was to improve the app's UI for a more intuitive experience and boost the efficiency of student learning. To achieve this, we took time to go through product development stages, such as:
  • User journey creation
  • Personas/user profiles
  • Usability studies
  • Test scenarios

Key functionalities

For designing and developing new features we needed to focus on the needs of both teachers and students using the app. Our goal was to diminish decision fatigue, maintain the space for creativity for the teachers and generate high-quality learning materials perfectly adapted to students’ capabilities.

Activity level aligned automatically

Activity level aligned automatically

Teachers don’t need to worry whether the educational materials come out too easy or too difficult compared with the source text. Generated activities are automatically aligned with reading standards.

User-customised activities

User-customised activities

Apart from activities generated automatically, teachers can compose on their own to fully respond to students’ needs and preferences. At this point, Language Muse automatically generates customisable activities. The next step is to enable complex test generation.

Online activity checks

Online activity checks

Teachers are able to track students’ progress quickly and easily with automatic activity checks. The results of each test are saved in the platform, which enables an instant comparison of previous and current test results. This helps teachers make better decisions about next steps in the education program.

What's next?

At this point, ETS Language Muse can generate individual exercises. The goal for further product development is to create complete tests based on one source text. It was our first collaboration with ETS, but not the last! Things between ETS and 10Clouds went so well that we moved on to build more products together.

100

design mockups

24

types of activates

1000

tasks in jira

5000

commits

Working with 10clouds has been a great experience! Their expertise in front-end design and back-end development has allowed us to build a great resource that teachers find really useful in their classrooms. They are reliable, flexible, really easy to communicate with, and always meet deadlines.

Jill Burstein

Jill Burstein

Director of Research at ETS

services

Branding, UI/UX Design,
Mobile Development

services

Branding, UI/UX Design,
Mobile Development

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