Tutors Simulator - A foundation for live social presence, on a successful open learning experience platform
06-14, 11:00–11:35 (Europe/Prague), E105 (capacity 70)

In 2022, TutorStack, an open source project supported by the local staff in Red Hat Waterford, and academics and students from SETU, was presented remotely at devconf. The talk demonstrated a Learning Experience Platform designed to engage with students proactively, facilitating early interventions for online students struggling silently, and out of sight of the lecturer. However, there was no way to demonstrate the Tutors-Live “social presence” features of the open source Tutors platform, live, without releasing sensitive data (GDPR).

Since then, the tutors.dev open source community has quadrupled utilizing Holopin digital badging. It supports over 150 active programmes across multiple universities on four continents. On the road to enhancing and growing “social presence” features, we have built Tutors-Simulator to address the privacy issues highlighted. It utilizes AI generative tools and frameworks on top of a tech jamstack including node.js, typescript, Svelte and partykit. In Tutors Simulator, courses are real and open, people are not.

Join us in Brno, where we will demonstrate Tutors Simulator, give a technical walkthrough, and a visualization of our future “social presence” plans, as we invite you (especially educators, developers, & documentation writers) to join and contribute to tutors.dev success.


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People manager - Red Hat Waterford Research team. 4 EU projects: AC3, INCODE, CODECO, and Green.Dat. Previously, computing and digital media lecturer at SETU (WIT)-30 years. Course leader project management, industrial liaison, interns, research. Facilitator!

Open Projects TutorStack, tutors.dev