Introducing Entelechy, An AI-Powered Personal Tutor
The owners of The Edvocate and The Tech Edvocate are proud to announce, Entelechy, an AI-powered personal tutor that generates quality multiple-choice, fill in the blank, true/false, and Wh questions based on the content that you provide and then gives you the option of 1. downloading your question bank, 2. studying the material, 3. learning the material, or 4. taking a quiz.
Why We Call it Entelechy
Entelechy, (from Greek entelecheia), in philosophy, means that which realizes or makes actual what is otherwise merely potential. In laymen’s terms, Entelechy means the realization of potential. That’s what our app does; it helps you realize your potential.
Why We Created Entelechy
Let’s face it; creating quality questions is a time-consuming task. But what if there was a way to get around that? What if AI could generate quality questions based on the content you provide. All you would need to do is edit and curate the items to fit your tastes and needs. Would that be useful? Better yet, what if you could snap a photo of the content that you wish to study, and have AI develop questions based on that content, and then give you the option of 1. downloading your question bank, 2. studying the material, 3. learning the material, or 4. taking a quiz?
Enter Entelechy, an AI-powered personal tutor that allows you to generate quality questions for educational use from a variety of media formats. Now, this app won’t replace the importance of human cognition in the question generation process, but by creating first drafts of multiple-choice questions, fill in the blank questions, true/false questions, and Wh questions, it reduces the workload of educators, corporate trainers, students, parents, and professional test item writers. This allows them to focus their attention on more important tasks.
Our platform works by leveraging the power and promise of artificial intelligence, neural networks, natural language processing, and machine learning algorithms to make the process of question generation more efficient. It’s a simple yet useful concept. This technology is still new, so the items created will be a mixed bag, some decent, some good, and some perfect. However, our AI algorithm will continue to learn how to create better questions based on the data that it collects after every use. But don’t take my word for it. Signup for a free account and take Entelechy for a spin.
Who Should Use Entelechy?
Teachers need quality questions to assess their student’s comprehension and mastery of what they have been taught. Students need quality questions to help them study for upcoming exams. Parents need quality questions to help their children study for upcoming assessments. Corporate trainers need quality questions to assess their employee’s comprehension and mastery of the concepts, skills, and policies that are related to their day to day work. Lifelong learners need quality questions to assess their comprehension and mastery of their latest learning endeavors. Standardized test developers need to generate quality questions at scale, without the high price tag associated with test item generation. Entelechy to the rescue!
Does Entelechy Work With All Types of Written Content?
The short answer is that Entelechy works best with informational, fact-based content that is structured and well written. However, it does not work at an optimal level with content that is expressive or subjective. For instance, content that contains convoluted, jargon-laden sentences, or that comes from a specialized discipline or industry.
Entelechy creates all types of questions, from those that ask learners to remember or define keywords or phrases, explain casual relationships, or provide examples of main concepts and ideas expressed in the content. However, what sets it apart from its competitors is that it also generates higher-order thinking questions that assess the learner’s ability to draw comparisons, explain concepts and implicit themes, infer implied casual relationships, and much more.
Below you will find two paragraphs about two disparate topics that work well in Entelechy.
“Martin Luther King, Jr. was a social activist and Baptist minister who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. King sought equality and human rights for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged, and all victims of injustice through peaceful protest. He was the driving force behind watershed events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the 1963 March on Washington, which helped bring about such landmark legislation as the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and is remembered each year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a U.S. federal holiday since 1986.”
Taken from History.com
“Oxygen is the chemical element with the symbol O and atomic number 8. It is a member of the chalcogen group in the periodic table, a highly reactive nonmetal, and an oxidizing agent that readily forms oxides with most elements as well as with other compounds. After hydrogen and helium, Oxygen is the third-most abundant element in the universe by mass. At standard temperature and pressure, two atoms of the element bind to form dioxygen, a colorless and odorless diatomic gas with the formula O2. Diatomic oxygen gas constitutes 20.95% of the Earth’s atmosphere. Oxygen makes up almost half of the Earth’s crust in the form of oxides.”
Taken from Wikipedia.org
Using the Platform is as Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
New users will have no problem learning how to use this app. Entelechy’s intuitive platform makes creating questions and quizzes as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Our platform walks you through the entire process, step by step, from beginning to end.
New users need to sign up by registering directly on our site.
Step 1: Submit Content
Users can submit their content in a variety of ways. They can copy and paste their content into a text interface, upload a word document, PDF file, text file, audio file, video file, image file or use their smartphone’s camera to take a photo of the content (may include multiple pages of text). Our algorithm works best with content that is between 300-3000 words, so please keep this in mind when submitting your materials.
Step 2: Generate Keywords
After you submit your content, our AI algorithm uses that content to generate keywords that it believes will be essential to the question generation process. You can delete keywords that you do not want to use and enter your own.
Step 3: Review Content
At this stage, you need to review your content and ensure that it is free of grammatical mistakes and spelling errors.
Step 4: Get Question Ideas, Then Edit and Curate Them
After you submit your content, you will get quality questions (multiple-choice, true/false, fill in the blank, and Wh), usually within seconds. If you would like to add additional questions manually, you can do that.
Also, you can choose to mark your question bank as “private” or “public.” If you mark it as private, you will be the only person with access to your question bank. If you mark it as public, any registered user can find your question bank and reuse it by searching our public question bank. You can change your question bank from private to public at any time.
Step 5: Download Your Questions, Learn the Material or Take an Assessment
After you have edited and curated your question bank, you can choose to 1. download it in a variety of formats (text, PDF, Word, or QTI), 2. choose the “study” mode, which creates flashcards to help you study the material, 3. choose “learn” mode, which assists you in learning and mastering the content or 4. “quiz” mode, which allows you simulate your upcoming exam.
Saving Your Questions & Quizzes
Our system automatically saves your question item bank for future use. It also saves your progress in the study, learn, and quiz mode so that you can prepare for your upcoming quiz on your schedule. Also, after you complete a quiz, the system automatically saves the results. That way, if you retake it, you can compare your results, such as your scores and the questions that you got wrong and the questions that you got right on each quiz attempt.
Your saved question banks, study, learn, and quiz mode activities are available via your dashboard. You can also access the question banks of other users and reuse them by leveraging our public question bank feature (if they marked their question bank as public).
You can share your quizzes by clicking the share button and sharing the hyperlink with whoever you want to give access to. In turn, they can login to or register for the site and then add the question batch to their account.
Click the “New Content” button to start the question generation process over.
Add Question Bank
If you want to manually enter your question and answer bank, instead of using our AI-powered question generator, just click “Add Question Bank” in the upper right corner of your screen. It will take you to step 4 of the process.
We offer three membership tiers. The first tier is a free plan that offers most of the core features and functionality of Entelechy. This allows us to fulfill our mission of democratization. The second tier unlocks additional features and functionality. The third tier gives you all of the first and second tiers’ features and functionality plus advanced features and functionality.
So what are you waiting on? Head over to the site and start using Entelechy today.