Client Type: Waterloo AC Clients
NeuRecall Inc., is an early-stage educational technology start-up, with offices at the Accelerator Centre in Waterloo as well as in San Francisco. The company is developing an online platform for increasing teaching and learning efficiency. The system includes software inspired by cognitive neuroscience, and a uniquely-structured knowledge base grown online by users. The system tracks each learner’s level of understanding, and uses such data to extract relevant information from the knowledge base and then generate novel questions.
Key initial users will include postsecondary students, as they prepare for standardized exams such as the SAT, GRE, and MCAT. Other users will include secondary teachers and students, as they prepare for in-classroom and standardized tests. For teachers – overwhelmed by their existing responsibilities and pressures to “teach to the test” – NeuRecall will automate and distribute the work of creating and grading the training and testing materials they give to students. For learners – in need of more individualized instruction and better scores – it will increase the rate and retention of their learning.