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SocratiQ is an exploratory learning system modeled on inquiry-based learning.
If the topic is completely new and you have no idea how to answer any of those questions, you can ask SocratiQ to generate a lesson for any or all of the questions.
If you have responded earlier, the generated lessons take into account your responses to make sure the lesson is tailor made for your level of understanding.
In comparison, when you use instructions as your primary learning method, you lose the opportunity to think about these questions. When the very same questions are posed after you have received an instruction, you simply retrieve what’s in memory rather than what you have assimilated.
To think in simple terms, a lot of the information present in textbooks are discovered by someone. Inquiry based learning systems allow you to share a piece of that joy of discovery.
However, in inquiry-based learning systems, availability of instant feedback and follow up is critical. Advances in AI technology has given us the opportunity to deploy this system of learning to larger audiences as feedback and follow up have become trivial.
Every learner is unique and you have find out what works best for you. Here are some scenarios:
If the follow up question directly relates to the feedback you received you can request a lesson for that. Otherwise, go for the question you answered. You can always request the lesson for the other question no matter which one you pick.
Is SocratiQ a primary mode of learning? Should I refer to my textbook, my online course material, internet reference?
You can use SocratiQ as an assessment and deep learning system by using your other material to springboard your learning. Our suggestion is to start with SocratiQ first and then use your other material as reference and to validate your understanding. Using both in parallel in a
learn <-> validate cycle will yield good results.
We have tried our best to make sure that the responses and feedback you get are valid. It is always best to double check your learning with other materials.
It is also a good idea to include your peers or your teacher / facilitator to make sure they can provide alternate perspectives and clarification when needed.
You can use the markdown mode in SocratiQ to type your math symbols using LaTeX.
You can type the mathematical symbols between $ signs to specify that they are LaTeX. Like this:
$x^2 = 4$. If you want them to be on their own line and centered you can use:
$$ x^2 = 4 $$
You can use specialized editors such as Overleaf to type your math and paste them in SocratiQ. We’ll add integrated Math symbols in a future update.
You can use the markdown mode in SocratiQ to type your code using fenced code blocks.
For example, to enter some Python code, you’d do this:
```python def squared(num_list): return [n * n for n in num_list] ```
You can use specialized editors such as VSCode or ReplIt to type your code and paste it in SocratiQ. We’ll add integrated programming editors soon.