Wisdom innovation leads education progress – Hong Kong education expert TAM Lai Man

 Reported by HE Xiaotong

Information technology is rapidly infiltrating all walks of life, promoting a new round of industrial transformation. At the same time, the benefits of information technology breakthroughs are also rapidly spreading to various fields. The Outline of the National Medium- and Long-Term Education Reform and Development Plan (2010-2020) clearly states: “Information technology has a revolutionary impact on educational development and must be given great attention”. With the continuous in-depth integration of “Internet +” and education, the connotation of information-based education has become more abundant, the research has become more in-depth, and the quality has been continuously improved. The shape of the education and teaching system is changing.

Currently, in the field of education, exploring the application of advanced technology to online marking to better achieve quality monitoring of the marking process and quantitative analysis of test results has become an important research topic for institutions, training organizations and other organizations with examination needs. Ms. TAM Lai Man, a well-known smart education technology expert in Hong Kong, has always adhered to the concept of smart education. She actively builds smart campuses, uses information technology to lead the innovation of educational models, and gives full play to the supporting and leading role of smart education in educational reform and development.

Ms. TAM Lai Man is a rare and cutting-edge talent in the field of smart education. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a master’s degree in education. After graduation, she has been engaged in related work in the education industry. She has more than 20 years of experience in school planning, teacher team construction, teaching and research work, and overall management experience. She is a compound talent integrating innovative R&D and teaching management. She has high academic and technical achievements and has a certain influence in the industry. Even with years of outstanding innovation experience, she always insists on scientific and technological progress and independent innovation as the driving force for sustainable development. In order to overcome the challenges faced in the teaching process, she has developed a series of highly innovative and forward-looking intelligent technological achievements, and enjoys a very high influence and popularity in the industry. Talking about why she chose to insist on promoting the construction and application of smart education, TAM Lai Man said: “Innovative education has a profound impact on the implementation of the strategy of strengthening the country with talents and developing the country with science and education, and the development of smart education provides a new background, new direction and new methods for educational innovation in colleges and universities. Smart education is conducive to realizing the overall leap of education from informatization to intelligence, and is an inherent demand for cultivating innovative, intelligent and practical talents facing the 21st century. As an expert in smart education technology, I hope to contribute to the development of education in the country.”

Compared with the traditional education model, smart education has very obvious advantages. It can solve practical problems with the latest technology and provide strong technical support for better training of talents. In recent years, TAM Lai Man has been committed to exploring the comprehensive and in-depth integration of modern information technology and education, flexibly using cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and other cutting-edge technologies, and independently developed a series of leading educational technology achievements, which have demonstrated excellence in related fields. The application effect and market value of the product have been unanimously praised and highly recognized by industry experts. Among TAM Lai Man’s many original technical achievements, V1.0, such as the multi-platform intelligent test paper management and score analysis system based on big data, is one of the most concerned systems in the industry.

An intelligent and efficient marking system has become a reality. Resolving the pressure of grading and making work easier and more efficient has always been a concern and consideration in the education industry. Today, with the rapid development of network technology, simplifying the marking process and improving work efficiency through technical means has become the main way for the education industry to reform the examination affairs and reduce the pressure of marking. The development and operation of an intelligent and efficient marking system is not only a common voice in the education circle, but also a practical need to effectively reduce the workload of teachers, liberate teachers’ productivity, and improve the efficiency of education and teaching. Based on this, the multi-platform intelligent test paper management and score analysis system V1.0 based on big data developed by Ms. Tan came into being. “It is not only different from traditional manual scoring, but also different from the previous electronic scoring system.” Ms. Tan said that intelligent scoring is mainly based on information technology to ensure the fairness of the test and the speed of scoring. The scoring method is as follows: the objective questions are automatically scored by the system according to the information filled in by the candidates, the subjective questions are scored by the teacher on the electronic image on the computer network, and the computer directly gives the total score and some data analysis. The system was first piloted in major colleges and high schools.

The system developed by Ms. Tan can also provide accurate big data support for personalized teaching. Compared with the previous electronic scoring system, although the shortcomings of traditional manual scoring have been improved to a certain extent, there are also problems such as insufficient intelligence, outdated system architecture, potential security risks in the system, insufficient system compatibility and scalability, etc. In the current era of big data development on the Internet, there is no way to adapt to exams similar to national school-running sites or other large-scale unified exams.

Ms. Tan further introduced that the system provides core assessment automation technology and professional data analysis technology, and presents the meaning behind the test scores based on the actual needs of managers, teachers, students, etc. Teachers and students, provide a series of examination services and performance data analysis, diagnosis and evaluation services based on the Internet, and automatically generate detailed analysis reports, so as to solve the problems of invisible educational information, extensive decision-making, and lack of resources, and improve teaching quality and comprehensive competition force.

Specifically, its advantages are reflected in three aspects. The first is intelligent marking, which is convenient and efficient. The system is simple and easy to use, and it can be used immediately after learning. It can realize high-speed scanning, batch uploading, and automatic scoring of objective questions. Teachers can mark papers at home and at school. The second is full monitoring and data encryption. Multi-level monitoring of scanning progress and abnormal conditions, multi-dimensional presentation of marking progress and online marking personnel, as well as security and confidentiality of test data and marking data. The third is data analysis to assist decision-making. It can analyze the basic situation of the test (including the actual test rate, pass rate, etc.), evaluate the overall strength of the school based on the test results, analyze the quality of the test papers, and analyze the mastery of knowledge points. TAM Lai Man believes that the changes brought about by intelligent marking are concentrated in three levels: teachers, students, and schools.

For teachers, it can help them scientifically analyze students’ weak subjects and weak knowledge points, and give personalized intervention and guidance to help students develop in an all-round way; It can carry out statistics and classification analysis by class and school, which is convenient to adjust the teaching plan in time and make teaching more targeted; It can help teachers sort out the teaching knowledge system, conduct self-reflection based on the diagnosis report of teaching results, effectively improve the accuracy of teaching and research, and promote their professional development.

For students, the collection, recording and analysis of test data draws a growth trajectory map for each student and visualizes the student’s learning status. Students can keep abreast of their own learning level, knowledge omissions and advanced direction, and provide suggestions for improving their learning and stimulating their learning potential.

For schools, it can comprehensively improve the informatization level of examination management; It is helpful to realize the transformation from single examination evaluation to multiple evaluation, improve the teaching quality evaluation system, and achieve precise educational decision-making; Help to improve teaching quality and teaching level. It can be seen that with the rapid development of education informatization, education data has become a research hotspot, and the form, content and channels of education are changing and transforming at an accelerated rate.

Innovation and reform have become the main theme of this era, and the concept of smart education is gradually gaining popularity. I believe that in the near future, we will see TAM Lai Man write a new chapter on the road of promoting the innovation and development of smart education, creating A different brilliance!