University of Utrecht
Boosting student performance, well-being, and ethics
The core of educational achievement lies in students’ motivation to actively interact with, retain, and utilize course content in their everyday routines. As traditional approaches shifted to online-centered education, the manner in which students engage with, retain, and apply course material underwent a sudden transformation. Simultaneously, the rapid advancement of AI has introduced challenges in overseeing student asynchronous learning, monitoring motivation, tracking progress, and providing well-being support.
To boost educational succes, to better meet student needs, and to safegaurd student wellbeing in a remote context, WorkBoost was engaged to: 1) enhance how professors manage asynchronous learning in hybrid education, 2) bolster support for students’ study habits, track motivation, and ensure well-being in all types of study settings, and 3) promote responsible AI use among students while preventing dishonest study practices.
Students were 10% more likely to meet deadlines and show higher performance as compared to students who didn’t get Boosts.
One course even showed an 1.7 increase in exam scores and a 20% higher pass rate as compared to the previous year.
AI-supported (bi)weekly reporting of WorkBoost provided professors the insights to better safegaurd student wellbeing in remote contexts.
Students reported to be 80% less likely use dishonest (AI) study tactics as a result of to WorkBoost’s AI supported boost-to-report services.