Smart Paper is an assessment technology that analyzes learning data on paper. By leveraging AI and handwriting recognition, it has the potential to impact each and every child in the world who learns on paper, reaching students in high-tech, low-tech and no-tech areas. Smart Paper lowers the cost of administering classroom assessments, reduces teachers’ evaluation time, and improves the learning communication between students, teachers, and parents by using existing community and school resources. The tool will empower educators to better support students by showing their strengths and weaknesses in written problem-solving processes. By connecting paper with digital tools, Smart Paper will enable users to equitably measure learning at scale.
Chief Data Scientist, Playpower LabsNirmal Patel is a multi-award-winning edtech researcher and a computing child prodigy. He has close to fifteen years of hands-on work experience spanning across programming, data science, AI, and learning science. Patel started his edtech career as an educational game developer. Later, he started doing educational data research for which he received several awards, including a best paper award at the Intelligent Tutoring Systems conference. Patel has published more than ten peer-reviewed research articles in the area of education technology, showcasing ideas that can impact learners at scale.