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Very glad they didn't have this and I was in college right now professor is at some universities know when their students.
Are skipping pages failing to highlight key passages are simply not opening their book at all.
John DeVine and CEO of course Smart.
The Silicon Valley start up behind this latest technology did talk to you Sean -- this involves.
-- paid teachers are able to get the information tell us how works.
Well what we do Rick because the bookie is in fact in digital form.
Were able to.
Track what's done inside the book and -- like a paper book where you can't tell.
What's happening inside the book using our technology you're able to tell if a student is reading pages if a student is making notes and highlights.
If how much time the students spend in the book.
And so we roll that all up into a dashboard -- faculty member can look at and gain more insight as to their students' engagement in the course of material what kind of feedback are you getting from the teachers I read one who said.
Yeah this is a little Big Brother but it's good Big Brother.
-- if -- -- an overwhelmingly positive were rolled out now at nine different schools we have roughly a thousand students participating.
And we're hearing the types of things that you saw on the article that.
Students both welcome.
The ability to get this feedback and have this feedback available to their faculty members and they also welcome.
A what's been going on forever frankly the ability for -- faculty member to intervene and help them when they might.
Need additional assistance the article you're mentioning is an article that was in the New York Times which caught our attention and led to us inviting you to come on as anybody said -- It may be letting these kids who don't do their readings who don't do their home and letting them fail.
Is is it is a good thing may be better than having moved the teacher there are sort of following and tracking everything that they do -- -- there's a lesson to be learned.
In failing as well.
Well you -- failure really is not an option in education in our country today.
Students have a trillion dollars in debt it's one of the most widely discussed topics around education today how much -- students are carrying.
A little known fact is that under 50% of students graduate within six years and obviously that is something that contributes to the debt burden.
So -- you know the feedback that we're getting is that anything that can be done to help with student success is a positive thing.
If -- -- failure.
And then not achieving your goal.
Is he is is is the objective and we we don't think that that's a good objective we think the objective is to achieve the goal.
Get at a school.
Become a a a contributor to society sure rid yourself of -- and things of that sort.
So what about for the teachers though are you working on any software that.
Let the students know of the teachers are actually reading every single word of the term papers that there is sweating -- all also all yearlong.
Well we we haven't done that there's -- -- software out there like that but it that's not been our focus.
You know our focus is helping with student success.
And we stay focused on ankle.
-- -- company is called course Smart based out Silicon Valley good to talk to use -- all the best to you and your team they're good luck with with the technology.
Rick we appreciate the time thank you.
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