LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GoGuardian®, the Silicon Beach startup that provides education software to 44,000 educators and over 4 million students nationwide, announced today the public launch of its new technology, Admin™ 2.0., a platform that utilizes artificial intelligence to help protect students online.
As technology has become ubiquitous in schools, so has the demand for tools that both ensure student safety and teach digital citizenship. With Admin 2.0, GoGuardian has responded to that demand by providing educators with the information they need to enhance student safety while empowering students to maximize the academic and digital citizenship benefits from their schools’ 1:1 programs.
Leveraging the Power of A.I. to Guide Student Behavior
One of the flagship features of Admin 2.0 is Smart Alerts. Instead of the simple keyword and URL matching currently offered by most filtering software, Smart Alerts leverages the power of A.I. to accurately categorize the content of the page and better understand the context of student behavior. By providing this deeper behavioral awareness, Smart Alerts gives educators the proper context needed to take action and offer students resources and support. Smart Alerts provides an unprecedented level of speed and accuracy of notifications—especially critical in cases of concerning behavior, such as self-harm or suicide.
GoGuardian’s Head of Innovation, Tyler Shaddix, said of the technology, “Smart Alerts uses A.I. to help educators truly grasp the content of the web page. When you fully understand the context of the behavior, the insights into student needs become more actionable. Smart Alerts’ A.I. technology provides educators with proper context and the most accurate information available...accuracy is clearly of dire importance for educators facing issues like student suicide and self-harm.”
A.I. that Inspires Digital Citizenship
Not only does Admin 2.0 help educators maximize student safety, the platform also inspires behavioral self-modification among students as they become more aware of their online behavior. By sending students personalized messages and feedback while they are browsing, Smart Alerts empowers students to be better digital citizens and modify their own behavior appropriately. In beta testing, GoGuardian has found that Smart Alerts enables students to improve their behavior by a factor of 5:1.
Dr. Robert Dillon, Director of Innovative Learning at the School District of University City in University City, Missouri, said this about Smart Alerts, “Many teachers at the high school and middle school used this program to shape their conversation with students about engagement and focus in class. GoGuardian is an innovative partner, and they continue to help us use the data about student Chromebook use to protect our students. The recent release of Smart Alerts will continue to help us grow our understanding of student online behavior through artificial intelligence.”
Admin 2.0 Launch & Availability
Admin 2.0 is publicly available now, and interested schools can sign up online for a 14-day free trial here.
Advait Shinde, GoGuardian’s Co-Founder and CTO, said, “We are thrilled to be launching Admin 2.0 publicly and to provide our customers with a tool that represents the future of digital citizenship and personalized learning in the classroom.”
Based in Los Angeles, GoGuardian® is an award-winning, cloud-based software suite providing educators with unprecedented control over their school district’s 1:1 program. Teachers can better manage their classroom technology and connect with their students, while district administrators can rest easy knowing their students are kept safe from inappropriate content and harmful behavior on the web. With GoGuardian, school leaders can keep the Internet as open as possible—but as safe as needed—empowering students to discover, learn, and grow while helping them stay focused and promoting positive digital citizenship.
GoGuardian currently serves over 4 million students and 44,000 educators nationwide.