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Why did a Pioneer in Online High School Choose learningBOX?

Broadmedia Corporation, which operates the Renaissance High School Group, a wide-area correspondence and credit system that utilizes the Internet and digital teaching materials, held a discussion with Mr. Takayoshi Momoi, Director and Executive Officer, General Manager of Educational Service Division, and Mr. Yoichiro Nishimura, President of learningBOX. Nishimura has been developing the group's learning management system on consignment since 2012, and has been involved in the development of various functions requested by the group since the transition to "learningBOX" in 2022. In this interview, we asked Nishimura about how he came to be commissioned to develop the system, his reasons for migrating to learningBOX, the benefits of the system, and his future outlook. Director, Executive Officer and General Manager of Education Service Division, Broadmedia CorporationTakayoshi Momoi worked in the education industry and was in charge of creating new businesses at Dai-ichi Kosho Corporation. After moving to Broadmedia Corporation, he learned about the spread of online homeschooling in the U.S. and led the establishment of Renaissance High School, a correspondence high school focusing on Internet learning. Based on students' voices, he established Japan's first e-sports course and K-POP course, and continues to support students' desire to do what they want to do. Currently, he is making efforts to help students obtain qualifications such as certified tax accountants. Yoichiro Nishimura, Representative Director of learningBOX Corporation, engaged in research in software engineering at the Faculty and Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University. After joining Kiban Corporation, he was involved in four of the 31 systems registered as "Learning Manegement Systems" with the e-Learning Consortium. In July 2012, he founded Tatsuno Information Systems Corporation (now LearningBOX Corporation). In the field of competitive programming (Atcoder) php, he still maintains a world-class position. Renaissance High School Group, operated by Broadmedia Corporation, is known as a pioneer in e-learning correspondence high schools using smartphones and tablets. The company operates three schools, Renaissance High School, Renaissance Toyota High School, and Renaissance Osaka High School, and 11 campuses, offering e-sports courses and a variety of other courses specializing in performing arts, beauty, study abroad, and entrance exams. The establishment of learningBOX was triggered by contracted system development for the Renaissance High School Group I understand that Mr. Momoi led the establishment of Renaissance High School. Mr. Momoi: Yes. About 20 years ago, I was in charge of the broadcasting business at Broadmedia. When you hear the word "broadcasting," you probably think of entertainment such as music, movies, and dramas, but I wanted to do something new, so I proposed the education business. It was a time when services via the Internet had not yet become so widespread in the world, but I proposed that we establish a wide-area correspondence high school where students could study online and give it the attention it deserved as a correspondence company. At the time, some people within the company questioned, "Why is our company in the education business?" At the time, some people within the company questioned, "Why is our company in the education business? However, the proposal was readily adopted, and I was assigned to launch the new business. Today, the Renaissance High School Group has grown to a total enrollment of more than 8,000 students in its three schools, but at the time of its establishment, there were only two students enrolled. At the entrance ceremony for the first school, in the town of Daiko, Kuji-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture, only one student showed up. There were about 80 visitors (laughs). That was the beginning of the wide-area correspondence high school. Can you tell us how Nishimura came to be entrusted with the system? Mr. Momoi: At the time, there were few educational businesses using the Internet, and there were no suitable systems for e-learning. At that time, we were using a system built by another company, but even the best system becomes outdated after a few years. So we decided to rebuild a new system. At that time, there was an employee whom I trusted very much. When I asked him about a client for the system, he introduced me to Mr. Nishimura, a colleague from his previous job. However, Mr. Nishimura was a sole proprietor at the time, so I was apprehensive about requesting an important mission-critical system. However, he strongly assured me, "I have never seen anyone who can work like that!" I decided to ask Mr. Nishimura to do the job, if he was so sure. Nishimura: Because of this background, we decided to incorporate the company. The relationship with Broadmedia was the catalyst for the founding of Tatsuno Information System Corporation (now learningBOX Corporation). for nearly 10 years from April 2013, we were contracted to develop an original learning management system for the Renaissance High School Group, and we built the system from scratch (developing an original system from scratch). The system was built from scratch. Mr. Momoi: At the time, Nishimura-san was still young, but I thought he was very impressive. I am glad I asked Mr. Nishimura to do it. Back to Table of Contents Evaluating the versatility and safety of the cloud-based system. What were the deciding factors in your decision to move to the cloud-based learning management system "learningBOX" in 2022? Mr. Momoi: IT technology evolves rapidly, so even the best system will become unusable after 10 years. So we considered two options. We were torn between a fully custom-made system that was unique to our company, and a cloud-based system that other companies and schools also use. We were torn between these two options, but this time we decided to go with the latter, a highly versatile system. learningBOX is fast at upgrading its system in response to technological advances, and it is also highly secure and reliable. The fact that the system was also compatible with multiple devices was also a deciding factor. About Version Upgrades LearningBOX undergoes major version upgrades four times a year, and new features are introduced and existing features are improved every quarter. Every Wednesday (excluding holidays), we also perform minor version upgrades that include bug fixes and vulnerability fixes, etc. Support for current versions is also an important part of our daily operations. Security MeasuresTo ensure that customers can use learningBOX with peace of mind, we have established a security system and are continually working to strengthen various security measures. Security Measures|learningBOX e-learning system Back to Table of Contents Administrators also experience reduced burden and hurdles for students to study What kind of effect have you seen since the transition to learningBOX? Mr. Momoi: In terms of operations on the administrator side, we were able to reduce man-hours for user registration and other tasks. The previous system, which was developed 11 years ago, had an outdated UI design and was not optimized for smartphones, but learningBOX solved these problems at once. The learningBOX system solved these problems in one fell swoop. Smartphone learning is now commonplace. Mr. Momoi: At the time, some people questioned, "Is it safe to study on a cell phone?" Mr. Momoi: At the time, some people wondered, "Is it safe to study on a mobile phone? However, children are familiar with cell phones and smartphones, and the habit of studying on mobile devices has naturally developed. In one case, a high school student from a single-mother household was studying on her cell phone while taking care of her younger siblings while her mother was at work. With a computer, you can't study while babysitting. When I heard that story, I was convinced that being able to study anywhere and anytime is a very good thing because it lowers the hurdle for studying. We needed a learning management system that would make it easy to study on mobile devices such as cell phones, smartphones, and tablets, and learningBOX, with its strengths in this area, matched the "mobile learning" that we were aiming for. Nishimura: Speaking of "mobile learning," the free quiz and question creation tool "QuizGenerator" received a major upgrade at the end of last year. It has evolved to be even easier to use, with a UI that makes it easier to study even on smartphones. Mr. Momoi: (Looking at Nishimura's smartphone screen) It looks very easy to use! When we think of "studying," the image we have is of sitting at a desk and opening a textbook for a long time, but I think the style of studying efficiently on a smartphone is more suited to the current era. I believe it is thanks to smartphones that the hurdle to studying has been lowered. About QuizGeneratorQuizGenerator allows anyone to easily create and publish quizzes and questions in a wide variety of formats on the Web, even if they do not have technical knowledge of the Web or IT. There are a total of 13 types of quizzes and questions, including correct/incorrect and fill-in-the-blank questions. The tool is also free for commercial use and can be used for corporate training and examinations. QuizGenerator - Free quiz and question generator In May 2023, we also released "Easy Quiz Generator with AI," which can generate quizzes from keywords, YouTube video URLs, and website URLs. Easy quiz generation with AI! | QuizGenerator Back to Table of Contents From Group Classes to Individualized Tutoring, AI Utilization is Key It is expected that the use of AI will be increasingly promoted in the field of education. What are your thoughts on the future of education? Mr. Momoi: The number of students in wide-area correspondence high schools nationwide has increased from at most 180,000 in the past nearly 20 years to more than 260,000 now, partly due to the Corona disaster. I think correspondence education will continue to grow. I believe that the educational policy will also change from group classes to individualized instruction. And the core of individualized instruction will be AI. In the current group classes, there is no choice but to adjust to the middle of the range between those with high grades and those with low grades. In this situation, "able-bodied" students who want to move up to a higher level cannot do so, and they lose motivation. This is why we believe that individualized instruction is best for each student. However, there is a limit to human ability alone, so AI is still necessary. Will it also help to solve the "teacher shortage"? Mr. Momoi: Certainly, the use of AI has the purpose of compensating for the "teacher shortage. As AI becomes more and more prevalent in the field of education, the role of teachers will become less about teaching learning content and more about life guidance. For example, the role of teachers as counselors and supporters of children will gradually change. Nishimura: The evolution of AI is accelerating. I feel that it has evolved to such an extent that high school and college students do not know what skills they will be expected to have once they graduate from school. Mr. Momoi: Yes, that is true. Our school is also considering enhancing education related to AI in the future. I believe that information education without programming is like English education without English conversation. Many people can understand some English grammar, but are not good at listening and speaking. Programming is another situation where students learn a lot of things in information subjects but cannot actually program...this is the current reality. I believe this situation must be changed. I hope that talented engineers like Mr. Nishimura can take on the responsibility of programming education. Nishimura: Yes, I believe that in order to survive in a society where AI is accelerating, programming language operation skills will also be increasingly required. Regarding the development of AI functionsIn the fall of 2023, we developed "AI Assist," a new ChatGPT-linked function that automatically generates quizzes and tests, automatically generates memorization cards, automatically analyzes reports, and automatically creates courses.We plan to implement various AI assist functions in 2024 as well. AI Assist | e-learning system learningBOX Back to Table of Contents Wide-area correspondence high school x learningBOX provides children with opportunities for spontaneous growth What do you expect from learningBOX in the future? Mr. Momoi: The Renaissance High School Group has produced many graduates who are golf and soccer players and entertainers. Recently, more and more of our students are going on to college. What we have felt since launching the wide-area correspondence high school is that what children are looking for is an environment where they can do what they want to do at their own pace. If it is to achieve what they want to do, children will go to school and study. An example of a student who attends the e-sports course is a student who originally did not attend school, but enrolled in the Renaissance High School Group and started attending school to play e-sports. He also became a leader in that group and began to demonstrate his skills more and more. Furthermore, since the common language of e-sports is English, I felt the need to study English hard. We want to increase opportunities for that kind of spontaneous growth. To that end, we would like learningBOX to develop a system that is easy for children to use and enjoy studying. I hope that schools other than our school will use this system as much as possible. Nishimura: Thank you very much. As a provider of the system, we would like to see many more students who graduated from Renaissance High School Group playing an active role in the future. We will continue to focus on expanding our development areas to realize "a future where anyone in the world can freely learn anytime, anywhere. LearningBOX" is a learning management system suitable for school education and correspondence high schools. Reference] School education | Usage scenarios | learningBOX e-learning system LearningBOX is also recommended! I want to read it in conjunction with Back to Table of Contents

Memorization Strategies
How to Create a Workbook Online

The key to memorization lies in "repetition," or repeated study. Fill-in-the-blank questions (mushikomi questions), which are often utilized in qualification exams and periodic test preparation, have the advantage that the entire question, including the relationship before and after the answer, can be understood, making it easier to retain the memory. This article details how to easily create and effectively utilize fill-in-the-blanks questions using a Learning Management System (LMS). If you are interested in incorporating fill-in-the-blanks questions in preparation for certification exams, web tests, etc., please read on. Fill-in-the-blank questions that can be easily created by utilizing the tool Fill-in-the-blanks (MUSHIBUKEI) questions are partially blank and require the user to answer with the correct answer. Since it is necessary to match the correct answer set by the question author with the user's answer, the correct answer should be brief and to the point. Although questions can be created using writing software, spreadsheet software, etc., we recommend using a learning management system (LMS) for more efficient question creation, distribution of created questions, and grade management. Back to Table of Contents Introduction to learningBOX LearningBOX is a learning management system that provides all the functions necessary for training and education, such as creating teaching materials, creating questions and tests, distributing, grading, and managing users, and can efficiently create questions in various formats. Creating Fill-in-the-blank questions from the quiz/test creation form With learningBOX, you can easily create Fill-in-the-blank questions in the following 5 steps. Log in to learningBOX Access Content Management in the menu on the left side of the screen *Courses must be created in order to create questions Click on the course you have created to open the hierarchy screen within the course Open the quiz/test creation form by selecting the "+" icon in the upper left corner of the screen > "Materials" > "Quiz/Test" > "Create Quiz Enter a title for your quiz and set options as needed Click the "Go to Edit Question" button at the bottom of the screen and select "Fill-in-the-blanks" from the question format to create your quiz! About the Quiz and Test Creation Form The "Quiz and Test Creation Form" consists of the following two main items. Options: You can set the number of questions, the order of questions, the passing score, the correctness of each question, and other details. Question: Create a quiz/question, if you want to create more than one question, click the "+" icon directly below the question to add more questions. For detailed instructions on how to use the quiz/test creation form, please click here. Utilizing the Worm Notebook Mushiken Notebook is one of learningBOX's teaching material formats, and is a tool specialized for memorization learning. With the ease of a writing software, you can create and edit your own original Mushikibu learning materials by adding Mushikibu enclosure lines to the contents you want to memorize. Mushikibu Notebook can be easily created in the following four steps. This time, as an example, we will create a Mushi-Shoku notebook on Japanese history. Log in to learningBOX Access Content Management Click on the course you have created to open the Hierarchy screen within the course Open the creation form by selecting the "+" icon in the upper left corner of the screen > "Teaching Materials" > "Mushy Notes" > "Create Mushy Notes Copy and paste the above text into the Wormwood Note Creation Form. Advantages of worm-eaten notebooks Quick and easy to make hole-in-the-wall questions Text color and size can be changed, and images can be inserted. Compatible with multiple devices, including PCs, smartphones, and tablets Problems created can be shared with registered users using the user management function of learningBOX. By making good use of the Mushiken Notebook function, you can easily perform "input/output" of contents you want to master through repetitive learning, such as knowledge and skills required for work, and the range of contents that frequently appear in regular tests and qualification exams, on the Web. Please make use of the "Mushi-Eating Notebook" function to consolidate your memory. Back to Table of Contents SUMMARY In this issue, we introduced how to create Fill-in-the-blank questions using learningBOX and its "Mushiki-note" function. Although it is possible to create Fill-in-the-blanks questions using writing software or spreadsheet software, it takes time and money to publish and distribute them, as printing is required and a separate system is needed. This is a major advantage of LearningBOX, which allows for centralized management while reducing man-hours. With the free plan of learningBOX, up to 10 accounts can be used free of charge. Please feel free to try our free plan first. We also recommend you to try this one! Also read Back to Table of Contents

learningBOX upgraded to Ver. 2.23

Thank you for using learningBOX. Today, learningBOX has been upgraded from Ver. 2.22 to Ver. 2.23. Let us introduce you to the various new features. Recommended New Features AI Assist AI can be used to automatically create quizzes/tests, memorization cards, and analyze reports. We will explain each of these features in detail. 1. automatic quiz/test generation Quizzes and tests can be generated automatically using AI. This makes it easy to add quizzes, and significantly reduces the man-hours and time required to think of quiz drafts. ➡For more information, please refer to "AI Assist - Quiz and Test". 2. automatic generation of memorization cards Using AI, memorization cards can be generated automatically. This allows the creation of keywords and contents to be memorized on memory cards without requiring a lot of time and man-hours for the creator. ➡For details, please refer to "AI Assist - Memorization Cards". 3. automatic analysis of reports An AI-based report analysis function is available. This reduces the man-hours required for scoring on the administrator's side. ➡For details, please refer to "AI Report Analysis". For a list of the new functions added this time, please download and check below. Other For further information or questions, please contact Inquiry Form We will continue to listen to our customers and improve the functionality of the site to make it even more user-friendly. We look forward to your continued support of LearningBOX/QuizGenerator.

How can AI Improve your Workplace Efficiency?
-Automating Content Creation-

The e-learning system "learningBOX" will have an "AI Assist" function linked to ChatGPT (scheduled for release on September 20, 2023). This is a feature that we hope you will take this opportunity to try, as it allows you to utilize AI easily and safely. For this issue, we asked learningBOX members to cooperate with us and experience "AI assist" firsthand. This article introduces an interview about "automatic generation of teaching materials (quiz and test generation). Click here to read the interview about "Report Analysis. What is "AI Assist" in learningBOX? We would like to reintroduce the AI assist function. Report Analysis...AI analyzes submitted reports based on model answers. Feedback comments are automatically generated to assist in the report grading process. Automatic generation of teaching materials (quiz/test generation, memorization card generation)...Quizzes and memorization cards can be automatically generated with a single click from videos and PDF materials uploaded to learningBOX, website URLs, etc. This enables time-saving question creation and report grading, which tend to be time-consuming, and assists in the smooth operation of online in-house training and school education. Back to Table of Contents Automatic generation of teaching materials (quiz and test generation)! Interviews We interviewed a member of the Information Security team. Torii, Project Manager, Specification Design Section, Product Planning Department and Information Security Team, Administration Department Before the interview, I would like to introduce a little about learningBOX's information security system. We have established an "Information Security Committee" for learningBOX's security system, and are continuously working on various security enhancements to ensure that our customers can use our services with peace of mind. Click here for detailed security measures In this case, we asked the participants to use the automatic generation of teaching materials (quiz and test generation) for a situation in which they were to create a test of understanding of the security handbook in an information security training program for all employees. Information security training is...one of learningBOX's new employee training and regular training programs, which includes about 50 contents such as documents, regulations, and procedures. The security handbook used in this training is updated once a year. Regular training is also conducted every year in conjunction with the update. What challenges have internal training staff had so far in creating educational materials? What challenges have you faced in the past when managing information security training? Torii: The Information Security Committee conducts training and comprehension tests once a year when the security handbook is updated. However, there was an opinion from within the company that the frequency of information security training should be increased a little more. However, I was currently working on security-related tasks in addition to my regular duties, so I was unable to find the time to increase the frequency of training sessions. I thought that if I could reduce the amount of time required to prepare the materials and tests, I would be able to solve the problem. The psychological burden of creating test questions is reduced as AI creates the base! How did you actually use the automatic generation of teaching materials (quiz and test generation)? What were the good points? Torii: I felt that it would reduce my workload because I don't have to come up with test content myself from scratch. However, there are still issues with the accuracy of the test questions created by the AI, so it will be necessary to make corrections by hand. Still, considering the increase in training frequency, it is difficult to create a number of tests by oneself, so having AI create the initial base will help reduce the psychological burden. It would also be nice to be able to present not only the test questions, but also the contents of the correct and incorrect answer choices. It's surprisingly hard to think of wrong answers. Torii: Yes, it is. It helps that it was a point that took quite a bit of time, such as trying to make subtle mistakes! ▼ Quiz/test generation is also so speedy! Is there anything else that could be improved by using AI Assist? Torii: Currently, we outsource the production of training materials and test questions related to the security handbook, but we have recently increased the number of members, and if we can use this automatic generation of teaching materials, I think it will be possible to bring the production in-house. If we are able to produce the materials in-house, we will be able to reduce costs. Automatic generation of teaching materials could also be used to disseminate internal rules! You have tried using it for information security training this time, but what other situations could you use the automatic generation of teaching materials? Torii: Regardless of information security, I think we can easily create tests when we want to inform people about company rules. For example, network-related issues or compliance. Because of my position, I am often consulted or asked questions by employees, and I thought that preparing a test for each internal rule would deepen the understanding of individuals and reduce the number of inquiries. What were your concerns and points for improvement? Did you have any concerns or areas for improvement after actually using the product? Torii: Currently, the automatic generation of teaching materials only allows you to select a single-choice question format, so it would be easier to use if there were more variations, such as sorting questions or fill-in-the-blank questions. It would also be great if we could choose the difficulty level of the quizzes/tests we create. For example, if we wanted to increase the frequency of information security training, it would be easier for trainees to learn if they could take a basic test at first and increase the difficulty level as they go through the training more frequently. Although it would be difficult to observe the difficulty level using AI, I think it would be possible to adjust the difficulty level if there are more variations in the question format. More to the point, it would be ideal to be able to create quizzes/tests that match the proficiency level of the students. I think this would be an even more practical function. As a point of concern, this time I tried to create a test with AI using PDF materials, but the accuracy of test generation differed depending on whether the original PDF data was Word or PowerPoint. In this case, I felt that Word was more compatible with AI. Specifically, what do you mean? Torii: For the security handbook, the original data was PowerPoint, but we converted it to PDF and created the test with AI. Actually, we also tried it on another document called the Information Security Procedures Manual. The original data of the Information Security Procedures Manual is in Word. When we converted it to PDF and then created a test with AI, the latter information security procedure document was more accurate in test generation. Perhaps, we felt that the AI could read the Word document more easily because it contained more information as a reading material, and the accuracy was also higher. On the other hand, PowerPoint, due to its characteristics, has many headings and illustrations, and the text is often expressed in a straightforward manner, which may reduce the accuracy of test generation. I see. That may be a new view. Finally, do you actually want to use this function in your business in the future? Torii: Yes, I do. I would definitely like to use it. It is difficult to think of and create test questions from scratch by myself, so I would like to wisely use the help of AI. Thanks to the automatic generation of teaching materials, I can now think positively about increasing the frequency of training. It's good to be able to achieve what I wanted to do but couldn't before. Back to Table of Contents SUMMARY In this issue, you have seen an interview with Torii about the automatic generation of teaching materials (quiz and test generation), how did you like it? He said that AI plays the role of assisting, and that it is essential for people to direct and correct the process. it would be wonderful if, by making good use of AI, we could solve one by one the problems that had not been solved due to manpower issues. Although there are still some issues to be addressed regarding the accuracy of the AI, we are confident that it will be useful as an assistant in online employee training, education, and human resource development, as was the case with Torii this time. We are now offering a free "Easy quiz generation by AI" service on the QuizGenerator page, which allows users to generate quizzes automatically by simply entering a short topic or a URL containing the content of the quiz they wish to create. Please enjoy the AI experience here as well until the release of the AI assist function in September. We also recommend this service! Also read Back to Table of Contents

How can AI Improve your Workplace Efficiency?
-Automating Employee Onboarding-

Recently, AI has been rapidly developing and many AI tools have been created, but are you using AI in your business? Many companies may still be concerned about the hurdles to using AI in their business operations from the viewpoint of security, such as information leakage. In such a situation, learningBOX Corporation will release a new function "AI Assist" for the e-learning system "learningBOX" that is linked to ChatGPT (scheduled for September 20, 2023). We hope you will take this opportunity to try this function as it allows you to utilize AI easily and safely. For this issue, we asked learningBOX members to cooperate with us and actually experience AI assist. In this article, we present an interview about "Report Analysis. Click here to read the interview about "automatic generation of teaching materials. What is "AI Assist" in learningBOX? First, let us briefly introduce the new "AI Assist" feature. Report Analysis...AI analyzes submitted reports based on model answers. Feedback comments are automatically generated to assist in the report grading process. Automatic generation of teaching materials (quiz/test generation, memorization card generation)...Quizzes and memorization cards can be automatically generated with a single click from videos and PDF materials uploaded to learningBOX, website URLs, etc. This enables time-saving question creation and report grading, which tend to be time-consuming, and assists in the smooth operation of online in-house training and school education. Back to Table of Contents Using "Report Analysis." Interviews We interviewed the following two members of the Support Section of the Sales Department. From left, Takashima (from Tokyo Branch Office), Kashiwabara (from Head Office) Interviews were conducted via an online connection between Tokyo and the head office. Assuming a customer support (CS) training situation for new employee training, we asked the participants to use "report analysis" for tasks from creating training questions to scoring. CS (Customer Support) training is one of the new employee training programs offered by learningBOX. It is a report assignment in which participants learn how they should respond as learningBOX customer support staff, based on actual customer inquiries. The report is submitted using the learning management system of learningBOX, and a senior employee grades each question and gives feedback. This is a difficult training program. What problems have scorers had with report assignments so far? What problems have you two had in grading reports? Takashima: When grading reports, I not only have to grade them as pass/fail, but also write feedback comments, but I had to create easy-to-understand sentences from scratch while adding hints so that the students could derive the answers themselves. This was difficult and time-consuming every time. In addition, each company member received more than 50 answers in total, and since I had to make pass/fail decisions and provide feedback on that volume in between work, before I knew it, I had a stack of reports waiting to be graded. Kashiwabara: The responses in the report were phrased differently from person to person, so it took time to check each one to make sure I was getting the points right. It used to take 5 minutes to grade one question, but it was reduced to 1 minute? How did you actually use the report analysis? What were the good points? Kashiwabara: First of all, I thought, "The age of AI has finally arrived! I thought (laughs). Putting that aside, I was glad that the AI automatically presents the similarity of the answers to the model answers and creates feedback comments so that I can immediately judge whether I have correctly filled in the correct points. This seemed to reduce the time it used to take me from five minutes to grade one question to a sensible one minute or so. For example, if there are 10 questions, I might be able to reduce the time from 50 minutes to 10 minutes. The feedback generated by the AI is also accurate, with such comments as "this sentence is missing" and "it is well written" for each point, so I have the impression that it can be used without problems as a basis for judgment. Also, if you check the "Analyze on receipt of report" box in advance, the AI-analyzed answers are already displayed when you open the scoring screen, which I thought was very convenient. If you check the "Analyze on receipt of report" checkbox, the AI analysis is already completed when you open the grading screen, which saves you time! Takashima: I also liked how easy it was to operate and how quickly I was able to create report assignments. Basically, all I had to do was add model answers to the normal flow of creating questions. I thought it was a time saver overall because it also showed the analysis quickly. As Kashiwabara-san said, the feedback sentences provided by the AI were also very accurate and helpful. For example, even if an answer lacks explanation, it will include specific advice in the text. It was very smooth because I could just copy the text and edit it. ▼The preparation of report assignments is also so speedy! ▼ Results screen with report analysis It could be used not only for in-house training, but also for various examinations and test preparation! You tried using it in the report grading scene of CS training this time, but what other situations could you use report analysis in? Takashima: In addition to universities, qualification schools, and in-house training, industries that require accuracy, such as the nursing care and construction industries, have report assignments after training, so it could be used in those situations as well. I also thought it could be used for other purposes, such as employment and promotion exams, as well as in test preparation. Kashiwabara: LearningBOX also has a diagnostic test function, but we sometimes receive comments from customers that it is difficult to create a diagnostic test. Certainly, it is difficult to create a diagnostic test from scratch unless you have studied statistics, etc. After using AI Assist, I feel that it is very good at analysis, so I thought it would be even more convenient if AI Assist was also included in the diagnostic test. What were your concerns and points for improvement? Did you have any concerns or areas for improvement after actually using the product? Kashiwabara: It may be improved in future modifications, but currently, the bottleneck may be that you can only enter up to 1,000 characters in response to a report assignment. For example, I felt it was not enough for a university report assignment. I also feel that there needs to be a basis for the "similarity to model answers" figure. This is because, if you answer the model answers as they are, you will naturally get 100%, but if you try to create some answers that are missing some wording from the model answers, the result is that many of them are around 85%. There was some variation in the numbers, and I thought it would be more convincing if I could objectively see what the percentages were based on. The percentage of correct answers is displayed as "similarity to the model answers." Furthermore, we also tested what would happen if we tried to give an answer that was better than the model answer, and the correct answer rate was 85%. This is because the AI compares the answer to the model answer, but if a person had graded it, this would be a point to be added to the score. In this regard, I felt it was safe to take the stance that "the AI is only an assistant". Also, there was a point where I thought I might be confused about the input format at first. The input format of how to submit the assignment, but please note that you cannot use the report analysis unless you select "text input". To use report analysis, select "Text Input" and then check the "Use AI Report Analysis (Beta) (Text Input Only)" checkbox! Takashima: In CS training, we often put URLs and images (screenshots) as hints for feedback on answers, so I would really like to see this evolve to be able to insert them! Would you actually like to use this feature in your work in the future? Kashiwabara: Yes, by all means! There are more than 50 questions in total in the LearningBOX and QuizGenerator report assignments, so it is quite hard to grade them while doing daily work. At this point, I feel that it is difficult to completely rely on AI to grade reports. However, it still saves a lot of time, so we definitely want to use it in the future. I am planning to use it in earnest during the CS training after I join the company in the summer! Back to Table of Contents SUMMARY In this issue, you have seen an interview with Takashima and Kashiwabara about report analysis. The good news is that by making effective use of AI with the viewpoint that "AI is only an assistant," it will be possible to efficiently perform tasks that used to take a long time! Although there are still some issues to be addressed regarding the accuracy of the AI, we are confident that it will be useful in assisting with the grading of report assignments. We are now offering a free "Easy Quiz Generation by AI" service on the QuizGenerator page, which allows users to generate quizzes automatically by simply entering a short topic or a URL containing the contents of a quiz. Please enjoy the AI experience here as well until the release of the AI assist function in September. We also recommend this service! Also read Back to Table of Contents
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