CloudTutor

CloudTutor is a cloud-based chat-oriented tutoring platform which connects tutors, subject matter experts, teachers and learners. CloudTutor can also be used for other applications where there is a need to render business services through a live person to many requesters in individual chat sessions.

Technology Field / OU or Centre

Meraka

Technology Description 

CloudTutor is a cloud-based chat-oriented tutoring platform which connects tutors, subject matter experts, teachers and learners. The key functionality provided by CloudTutor is the ability to facilitate interaction between tutors and tutee through chat-based communication medium. CloudTutor has reporting capabilities that provide account, service, and tutor level performance statistics. Users of the platform will be organizations that would want to offer tutoring services on topics and subjects of interest or to sponsor others to tutor, for instance in Accounting, Mathematics and Physical Science.

A key functionality provided by CloudTutor is that sponsors are able to measure, as accurately as possible, how much time is spent by their tutors in providing tutorship to learners so that they can derive value for their money. Tutors can also see their productivity over time – and therefore plan their tutoring sessions properly. Functionality within the platform includes helpful tools (Wikis and other online resources) to the tutors and tutees based on the content of current discussions which are automatically detected using topic modelling techniques.

Historical performance information for each tutor is provided by the platform and it can aid in decision support to gauge tutor availability through the tutor-learner allocation algorithm – an innovative feature of CloudTutor. The integration of statistical tools within CloudTutor platform allows for accurate reporting. CloudTutor can also be used for other applications where there is a need to render business services through a live person to many requesters in individual chat sessions.

Benefits

The key functionality provided by CloudTutor is the ability to facilitate interaction between tutors and tutee through chat-based communication medium.

Applications

Online tutoring, online chat-oriented services

Intellectual Property

Know-how

Contact Name and Email

Nirvashnee Seetal,

Email:nseetal@csir.co.za

Licensee Profile

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