metacog - Deep Learning Analytics

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Invisible Integrated Assessment

Unleash the power of experiential learning with metacog's machine intelligence APIs

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Reduce reliance on multiple choice Now supporting VR / AR !

Identify and Improve Human Potential

Connect to our Deep Learning Analytics Cloud Platform to close skills gaps

Use Cases
Automated open ended scoring with rigor Learner Path Patterns

Automate Competency Development

Process Data Analytics enables Competency Portfolios

Business Value
What are learners thinking Learner Analytics

Overcome the NGSS Implementation Challenge

Measure and report exploration-not just simple vocabulary memorization

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NGSS Process Analytics Authentic and realistic NGSS simulations

The Deep Learning Data Platform for the 21st Century

New and Game Changing Data Types and Analytic Capabilities:

  • Scalable Analytic Data Warehousing System
    Metacog is a highly scalable analytic data warehousing system that stores, analyzes and reports critical steaming process data related to how learners solve authentic and cognitively complex challenges. Store and access your process data there plus a number of available value add analytic and trainable machine learning API services that can evaluate learner competencies, granular learning object utilization, and learner affect state.
  • Absolutely NO Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
    As you interact with the Services, metacog collects realtime streaming process data based on those interactions. This data is limited to HOW learners solve challenges, and we use NO NAMES, only keys representing anonymous users. We limit the data we collect to only what we believe is necessary to provide a better learning experience.
    We do not ask certifying agencies, higher education institutions, corporations, publishers, learners or assessment companies to submit Personally Identifiable Information. In unexpected instances we may unintentionally be sent persistent identifiers but these are anonymized and still secure and owned by the creators of the content, not metacog.
  • Available, Reliable, Fault Tolerant and Scalable
    Metacog is designed to satisfy a complex and challenging set of user and systems requirements, including near real-time data ingestion and queryability, as well as high availability, reliability, fault tolerance, and scalability for large data and query volumes.
  • Massive Data Volumes
    Specifically, Metacog handles petabytes of data, processes millions of data point updates per second, and serves billions of queries that fetch trillions of results per day. Metacog was built to handle from tens to tens of millions of simultaneous users. No need to constantly maintain, administer and resize brittle database platforms and schemas - metacog automatically does all that work for you.
  • Data Consistency, Safety and Security
    Metacog is geo-replicated across multiple datacenters and provides consistent and repeatable query answers at low latency, even when an entire datacenter fails. 
  • Extensive API Documentation
    Metacog maintains a separate developer site with documentation for the various metacog API’s Visit to learn more. The ability to implement metacog APIs throughout means not having to re-engineer your existing systems. Metacog can run in parallel with your current and future infrastructure and data storage, and does not require data scientists to implement.
  • Low Cost, Immediate Value
    You can try metacog’s sandbox for free to see how it works in your new or existing products. Metacog is built as a service that is very cost-effective (literally pennies on the dollar) compared to building and maintaining a highly performant Internet scale data infrastructure and platform and is value-priced based on volume. Metacog enables you to run the services you need at scale. If you are either a small or large organization that wants to self-serve and purchase metacog, information on API pricing can be found here.
  • Based on 20 years of Foundational Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics Research
    Our guiding principle has been to provide the platform able to fulfill the requirements of academic rigor and to provide suitable validity and reliability for our most demanding customers. While our platform is rooted in Psychometrics, Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics best practices, we also maintain a keen eye to scaling these capabilities via our easy to implement API. What this means to you is that you can rest assured that a wide range of studies and papers support our methodologies and implementation.
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You wouldn’t build your own electric utility to power your company…

Connect to metacog’s API for pennies on the dollar vs. CAPEX

Invisible Integrated Assessment is here!

Use Games, Simulations, Technology Enhanced Items and Authentic Performance Tasks to teach AND assess simultaneously!

NGSS NEWS: metacog announces availability of its new open-ended rubric based scoring API and a new partnership with PhET Interactive Simulations:

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Invisible Integrated Assessment: Score open-ended performance tasks automatically

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Are your clients asking you for something better than multiple choice? Are they unsure how to teach and assess without stopping and testing?

PARCC, Smarter Balanced and Common Core standards enable much deeper assessment challenges to help college and career readiness and to develop complex 21st century problem-solving skills. NGSS also emphasizes evidence-based demonstration of procedural knowledge and cannot be practicably assessed utilizing multiple-choice automated scoring.

The problem is that there has been no ability (other than time-consuming hand-scoring) to score open ended challenges at scale to assess competencies from authentic learning challenges. Metacog’s technology tracks complex problem solving processes to learn what they can actually do—automatically.

Use data to inform better products: learn from your learners

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The learning industry has been very good at pushing finely crafted content at students but until now there has been no way of hearing back from learners at scale.

Learners generate rich data streams as they solve challenges. This data can be used to understand not only how they came to their final answer, but to assess the quality of the learning objects themselves and to more deeply understand where learners are and what they should be doing next.

As students solve learning challenges, metacog can get incredibly fine grained information about student performances: how they think, how they approach difficult problems, whether they try very hard, or give up easily. We believe this type of information can replace the activity of stopping the learning process for testing.

Build smart + connected products: Compete in the new data age

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Improve your data strategy, product development roadmap and competitiveness in the coming data-driven years. In the Internet of Things (IoT) era, companies who are able to harness data, connect their products together and create systems of systems to optimize their customer experience will be the clear winners.

With metacog you have a platform that can easily data-enable your products to both create and deliver optimal customer value.

Envision learning that much better prepares students for success in college, and beyond. 21st century jobs require 21st century learners and technologies. Metacog makes it easy to integrate advanced data capabilities into your new and existing products.
The only way to know is to try it!

Metacog’s learning data platform is the most powerful Big Data technology for improving learning outcomes at scale.


Data Enable Your Products

Envision creating intelligent products, more closely aligned with desired learning outcomes. All available via API.


Transform Your Business

Learn how your learning products are being used. Optimize user experience and improve efficacy to expand markets.


Build Better Learning

Integrate event data analytics to inform and craft richer new learning experiences that are data-driven and personalized.