HKS Class Discussion Software

HKS is prototyping cloud-based softwarethat tracks how frequently — or infrequently — students join class discussions.The software can produce charts that showstudents’ gender and nationality, ranking them by those who have participated least.This system is just one tool faculty canadopt to create a classroom environment where more students feel welcome to chime in and professors can level the playingfield. Nine faculty members are using thisnew software in 13 classes with more than 300 students.


This School is developing systems to leverage data in order to enhance the classroomexperience and teaching and learning.The system helps faculty better leverage diversity in class discussions and ensurethat all voices are heard.