Understoodit makes it easy for students to tell teachers “I don’t get it.”
Citing students’ general hesitation in raising their hands to inform professors when they’re not following, Toronto-based developer Liam Kaufman sought to create a tool to eliminate it. Kaufman, who came up with the idea while studying computer science at the University of Toronto, came up with UnderstoodIt, an app for phones, tablets, or laptops that anonymously informs their teachers when they are confused or when they did actually understand something. Teachers can see this real time data and adjust their lectures accordingly.
Understoodit is currently in a beta phase, but is expected to be available publicly by the end of summer.