Evaluation of the KNeo ESP Application

  • Sharma, Umesh (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Moore, Dennis (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Selwyn, Neil (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gasevic, Dragan (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hamdillah, Carline (Project Manager)

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

KNeo has produced five products that enhances the academic performance of typically and developmentally delayed students.

KNeo has contracted Monash to lead an independent and robust evaluation of one of these five products (KNeo ESP) using a highly sophisticated evaluation approach to determine the impact of KNeo on students’ academic (literacy and numeracy) skills, on-task engagement, and behavioural outcomes. The evaluation will examine students’, families, and educators’ perception of the social acceptability and general effectiveness of the product on students and identify potential unintended consequences.

The research will involve use of single-subject research design. A multiple baseline across students will be employed to assess experimental control and whether there is a functional relationship between the KNeo ESP and improvements in students’ on-task engagement, academic achievement, and behavioural outcomes.

In this ​pilot ​study, data will be collected from ​one school for children with mild intellectual disabilities​ and/or​ learning disability or Autism Spectrum Disorders. ​W​e anticipate recruiting ​18 participants. Information about participants’ age, grade, gender, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds will be collected.

All participating teachers, students and parents from the school will also provide social validity data on their perception about the usefulness and acceptability/likeability of the KNeo’s ESP in improving student outcomes. Parents of the participating students will be sent a consent form at the launch of the project and will be asked to complete a survey at the beginning and end of the project evaluation cycle to indicate if they noticed any significant improvements in their children’s academic, behavioural, and social outcomes.
Short titleKNeo ESP
Effective start/end date13/04/1830/11/18