The adaptive learning platform

orchestrate learning flows

intelligent online tests

educational hackathons

STEM

Smart online lessons and tests for primary and secondary education

ABOUT US

Osolution is ideal for online learning, online testing and for organizing educational hackathons.  Nextlab.tech provides a simple and easy to use interface for orchestrating adaptive learning flows with AI algorithms. With NEXTLAB.TECH educators can easily create learning flows, view results and organize community events with children who learn online.

The entire interaction with children and parents is based on a frictionless chatbot style interface with text-to-speech.

TESTRAX is an intelligent testing module based on machine learning algorithms that allows educators to perform remote tests. It offers a randomizer and automatic interpretation of results.

NEXTLAB.TECH can also be used in classrooms, makerspaces and educational centers for deliverying lessons and for runnig tests. It is ideal for STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). NEXTLAB.TECH allows educators to create pre-defined learning flows grouped in learning paths that can be automatically delivered by NEXTLAB.TECH’s intelligent learning assistant. Our platform offers a set of pre-defined learning flows which are fully integrated with inexpensive Arduino compatible robots that children find attractive and engaging.

Educational hackathons are 1-2 days events where children learn in an intense manner. They should be organized after sessions of online learning. Hackathons can also be used as a form of supervised testing. Educational hackathons are a great way of creating a social interaction between children who learn online.

Nextlab.tech offers predefined content for educational robo-hackathons and also provides inexpensive robotics kits. At the end of the event there is a competition between the robots. Robo-hackathons are highly attractive to children and can be easily organized in schools, museums, libraries or other public spaces. University students may be involved to support children during the robo-hackathons. Our platform provides functionalities for defining robo-hackathons and for inviting registered university students to the events.

Educators can define their own hackathons on the nextlab.tech platform in other fields of study. The platform offers functionalities for creating hackathon flows, defining events, enrolling children, creating teams and printing participation certificates.

WE ARE UNIQUE.

NEXTLAB.TECH offers learning flows based on state-of-the-art machine learning technology. All flows are delivered by a virtual learning assistant.

WE ARE CONSISTENT.

The learning experience is interdisciplinary and helps children to develop a computational way of thinking.

WE ENROLL THOUSANDS.

Our community module makes it easy to enroll teams of participants to the educational hackathons. The module offers functions such as email notifications, SMS notifications, results publishing and printing certificates of participation.

“learning...happens especially felicitously in a context where the learner is consciously engaged in constructing a public entity.”

Seymour Papert

OUR ROBOTS

miro

MIRO

A robot for all kids

Comes as a kit together with a subscription to NEXTLAB.TECH's learning flows. Requires about 5 hours for assembly and initial coding. Ideal for 1 day hackathons. Age: 8-15

technicus

TECNICUS

For kids with technical skills

Comes as a kit together with a subscription to NEXTLAB.TECH's learning flows. Requires about 15-20 hours for assembly and initial coding. Suitable for 2 days hackathons. Age: 12-16

THE PROCESS

  • 01

    PLANNING

    Identify a community of children of suitable age(8-16). It is advisable that you start with a smaller scale event(20-30 children). Check the price of our robots and services and make a budget. Please fill in this form to get free assistance during the planning phase.

  • 02

    ENROLLMENT

    Choose a location and a date for the robo-hackathon. The best locations are classrooms, libraries, museums and sporting halls. The best timing for a hackathon is during a weekend. Communicate with the parents and children and register the teams(maximum 2 children/team). Order the robots in advance as delivery could take up to 60 days. It is very important that you involve volunteers to support children during the hackathon. Volunteers can be university students(best choice if available), teachers, teenagers with robotics knowledge, or any other individuals that have no personal connection with the participating children.  There should be one volunteers for each 2 teams. Volunteers need to be trained prior to the hackathon.

  • 03

    RUN THE HACKATHON

    Our virtual learning assistant will offer permanent assistance to children and volunteers during the hackathon. The kits should be distributed in first day of the hackathon. Children should bring their own laptops. Make sure that you a good wifi available for all participants. At the end of the hackathon children should engage in a competition with the constructed robots. It is very important that children show publicly the results of their work.

  • 04

    FOLLOW-UP

    Hackathons have great educational value if the are repeated. There are three learning paths offered by NEXTLAb.TECH: Line Follower Basic(5-6 hours), Line Follower Advanced(15-20 hours) and SUMO(15-20 hours). You can repeat the hackathons so that children improve the code they upload on the ARDUINO micro-controller. This will greatly improve their coding capabilities as the best code will win the competition.

  • 05

    ORGANIZE A COMPETITION WITH MULTIPLE HACKATHONS

    After you get familiar with the process of running a robo-hackathon for children, you can create a sequence of hackathons with qualification between phases like in a conventional sport.  Such a competition should a have final event with substantial visibility. It will keep children engaged in coding and robotics over a prolonged period of time(6-8) months. The learning outcomes of a competition are valuable and difficult to obtain by conventional classroom based teaching.  NEXTLAB.TECH has a module for organizing competitions that includes the possibility of using virtual robots in the initial phase. There is also testing module based machine learning(TESTRAX) for evaluating the results of the children in order to distribute free kits if provided by sponsors.

OUR STORY

NEXTLAB.TECH started in 2017 In Bucharest, Romania in order to offer a technological solutions to the schools and parents that were interested to create attractive STEM learning experiences for children.

The robotics hackathons and robotics competitions grew rapidly attracting hundreads of schools, thousands of children and numerous users and sponsors. In 2020, NEXTLAB.TECH is running a sequence of robotics hacktohns with an estimated number of 100 000 children as participants. The solution has also been succesfuly used to deliver STEM learning lessons in onventional classroom enviroments.

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