Following the debut in mid 2014 of Xorro’s faculty-wide engagement dashboards, the kiwi edtech innovator has been awarded a $90,000 grant from Ministry of Business Innovation to leverage the dashboard’s value for all educators.

The R&D Fellowship grant has been awarded to Xorro Solutions to engage a PhD research project managed through Massey University. The 3 year project will focus on the correlation between in-class engagement and longer term student outcomes such as course completions and academic achievements. The research is also expected to reveal powerful insights into how students of different cultures can be motivated and engaged to best effect in our classrooms and lecture theaters.

Massey PhD student Shadi Esnaashari commences the research in April 2015, supervised by Dr Anuradha Mathrani (Senior Lecturer. School of Engineering & Advanced Technology) and Prof Paul Watters (Professor in Information Technology. School of Engineering & Advanced Technology).