Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer just contained in science fiction films. It is increasingly becoming a significant part of our everyday lives. We already use tools like Siri and Amazon’s Alexa and are just beginning to see the possibilities of AI in education. And, we should expect to see more. The Artificial Intelligence Market in the US Education Sector 2017-2021 report suggests that experts expect AI in education to grow by “47.50% during the period 2017-2021.”
If you have followed my work over the past five years, then you know that I am a fan of using artificial intelligence in education. So, when I was asked to review Quillionz, the world’s first AI-powered question generator, I accepted the opportunity. I wanted to find out if AI could really generate quality questions. Keep reading to find out what I think of this new product.
The First of Its Kind
Quillionz is the world’s first intelligent tool for automatically generating questions from written content. This unique AI-driven platform has the potential to transform the way teachers create quizzes, tests, and assessments. Quillionz accomplishes this by leveraging the power and promise of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. That’s what makes it a game-changer.
The platform creates a variety of questions based on your written content, including multiple-choice questions, fill in the blank questions, and short descriptive questions. Once your items are ready, Quillionz allows you to curate and revise them as much as you want. Choose the questions you like the most and edit them to make them perfect. From there, you can download the text file, convert it to a Word file and print your assessment to administer it to your students, or you can publish them as a QuilliQuiz, which is basically a self-assessment utility.
Using Quillionz is Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4
New users will have no problem learning how to use this product. Its intuitive platform makes creating questions as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4.
Step 1: Submit Content
Copy your content into Quillionz editor or upload a PDF.
Step 2: Choose Keywords
Tell Quillionz (select/un-select/add) which keywords are essential for question creation.
Step 3: Review of Content
Review and edit your content to get it ready for the Quillionz AI engine.
Step 4: Get Question Ideas
Get quality question ideas within seconds and tweak them as you wish.
That’s it. No more steps. What used to take teachers hours to complete, now only takes a few minutes. In turn, educators are free to focus on tasks that cannot be achieved by AI, and that requires emotional intelligence and experience to complete. How is that for progress?
Best of All, It’s Free
The Quillionz platform is free to use. Teachers can create their free Quillionz account by visiting the Quillionz website and signing up. If you want a more human touch as opposed to relying entirely on artificial intelligence, you can use the Quillionz curation service. For a fee, their team of instructional design experts will review and revise the questions created by the AI engine, and provide you with a collection of curated, handpicked items. More information about the Quillionz curation service is available on their website.
How to Decide if It’s Right for You
The Quillionz platform may not be right for every type of question generation task, but I love the fact that they are transparent about this fact. Let’s look at what works, what may not work, what to expect, and what not to expect with Quillionz.
What Works. Quillionz works most optimally with content that is organized, based on facts, and doesn’t have a complicated writing style. If your content is descriptive and informative, it is a good fit for Quillionz.
What May Not Work. If your content is open to interpretation or expressive – an essay for example, or filled with convoluted sentences, such as legal text, or it contains jargon that is indicative of a specialized field, for example, a nuclear energy article, Quilllionz may not be a good fit for you.
What to Expect. Quillionz is a good fit for question items that ask learners to remember specific phrases or keywords, define essential terms, or explain essential ideas from their readings. The product can also generate questions that can assess your students’ ability to describe causal relationships based on explicitly stated information and recall ideas that were expressed in their readings.
What Not to Expect. For teachers who want to create higher-order thinking questions that evaluate their student’s ability to discover parallels or similarities, deduce complex causal relationships, or explain implied themes and ideas in the content, Quillionz may not be a good fit for you right now, but hopefully, that will change. Higher-order thinking questions are a part of the Quillionz team’s growth plan.!
It’s unbelievable that AI technology can now be used in such nuanced areas as question generation, but Quillionz is proof that it can be done. For the last 5 years, I have been telling colleagues that artificial intelligence in education has the potential to help make educators and students lives more manageable; and I was right.
I have been covering edtech for over a decade, and I can say, with no reservations, that Quillionz is hands-down one of the best, if not the best question generators on the market. Whoever came up with the idea of marrying AI and question generation is a genius. I would recommend it to any teacher or school looking to efficiently create assessments, without making a massive dent in their wallets. An interesting spin-off is QuilliQuiz, a self-assess, freely shareable quiz created using Quillionz generated questions.