The "Secret Sauce"
So what is the “secret sauce” that makes Acellus work like magic? It's science.
Building on modern research, Acellus developers study the way students learn, identify
obstacles to learning, and experiment with different techniques rooted in cognitive
science to discover the ones that accelerate learning.
The Acellus Writing Tutor uses Intelligent Interaction to tutor students as they write, giving
immediate feedback on grammar, spelling, vocabulary and even on the writing style. This is a long
awaited game changer on our ability to teach writing in the distance learning environment.
Prism Diagnostics® identifies specific deficiencies in
students' understanding of core concepts and responds immediately with Customized Personal
Instruction (CPI) videos for that precise deficit.
The result is that every student receives personalized instruction – right at the
moment when they need it most.
Vectored Instruction™ has changed the dynamic of online education. This technology is
enabling students to master foundational skills they are missing that are prerequisites to success
in their current course of study.
Vectored Instruction fills in the gaps while keeping students within their credit-level course,
enabling them to complete their coursework with passing grades and get on track for graduation.
Improving Memorization with Cognitive Thinking
Acellus is putting cognitive science to work. Acellus presents lessons in a way that
fills up the student's working memory so that the new bits of knowledge go directly
into implicit memory.
Memorizing important information is critical to advancing to more difficult concepts.
Examples include math facts and physics equations. Beginning readers need to memorize
common words because the time needed to sound out words phonetically often degrades