BlikBook is about more than connecting students to each other and the answers they need, however.
It’s also about helping professors learn more about the students they are teaching.
An educator may see a student for two hours a week, but once she is out of the classroom, there is not a way to easily see how the student is comprehending what she has learned — until she shows up the following week with her homework or for a quiz.
“With BlikBook, a professor can see which students are engaging, and which are not,” Tan said. “He can see which students are influential, which are not. Where there are issues, and where there are not. It’s building a picture of what’s happening inside the classroom but also outside.”
This information can do more than help individual professor’s learn about student behavior. It can provide broader data from many schools about how students learn.