Business Segment: E-Education Content
Türk Telekom Share: 100%
Web Site: http://www.sebit.com.tr
Developing national and international solutions by using technology in an innovative and effective way, SEBİT is one of Turkey’s leading education companies with its 33 years of R&D experience in the field of educational technologies.
Leading solutions from SEBİT for the education approach of the 21st century
With the educational solutions it has developed since its establishment as an R&D laboratory under the roof of TÜBİTAK in 1988, SEBİT has been playing a leading role not only in Turkey but also abroad. In this context, the Company develops national and international products and services focusing on social benefits and the educational needs of individuals, with a 21st century education approach.
Drawing strength from the synergy it has established with Türk Telekom, SEBİT unceasingly develops and diversifies its product and service portfolio by making use of innovative technology and plays a key role in the global transformation of education.
With its competent and creative human resources and numerous awards, SEBİT is recognised as one of the top-notch educational technology companies in the world by many international education authorities.
Support for mass online education with EBA
SEBİT updates the changes in the course content, study plans, question-exam systems and the curriculum of all grades on the Education Informatics Network (EBA), the portal of the Ministry of National Education. The company has been meeting the need for access to live classes, which became prominent during the pandemic through this portal since March 2020.
In response to the need for mass use emerged in this period, software architecture of EBA was parsed with functions to withstand instantaneous loads. EBA was recognised by SimilarWeb as the website that attracts the world’s highest traffic in the education category.
Professional development support for teachers
EBA Professional Development, which was developed by SEBİT in order to conduct teacher trainings online, is the official professional development portal of the Ministry of National Education. In 2021, reporting and collaboration tools and functions aiming to improve the efficiency continued to be added to the portal. Teacher trainings prepared for the effective implementation of distance education with the support of technology have reached 1 million teachers through the EBA platform.
SEBİT VCloud offers privileges in adaptation of schools to technological processes
SEBİT VCloud platform, a first in Turkey by carrying the collaboration and sharing-based educational approach online, helps private schools to rapidly transform their educational systems. While SEBİT VCloud prevents students from being passive viewers in online education environment and engages them in the process with a personalised education approach, it enables teachers to manage the process and to have learning-focused interactions with their students.
Thanks to the virtual classroom module and interaction functions, the product proved its value in contributing to the transformation of education even after the end of the distance education period. SEBİT VCloud is used by nearly 100 thousand students, teachers and administrators in around 800 private schools. Work is underway to add reporting and data analysis functions to the social learning infrastructure with VCollab, which is integrated into SEBİT VCloud.
Raunt: The most effective solution with personalised guidance to university preparation
Developed by SEBİT, Turkey’s first and only personalised university preparation product Raunt, is a leading solution for both the corporate use of private schools and for individually preparing students.
The entire high school program, from the 9th to the 12th grade, was designed by using Raunt’s artificial intelligence-supported infrastructure and the data accumulated through its usage since 2015. Aiming to enable candidates study according to their goals by using their time in the most efficient way, Raunt offers mobile application support in addition to Turkey’s most long-established and experienced publishers’ books in preparation for university.
The preparation and course support program for the High School Entrance Exam
The curriculum updated in the 2018-2019 academic year in Turkey, is an important step forward in the direction of activity based experiential learning, and measuring and evaluating the competencies developed by this method. The change in educational approach has also manifested itself in the exam for higher level education, and the High School Entrance Exam (LGS) began to be designed on a competency basis.
Distance education started after the pandemic marked the 2019-2020 academic year. The teachers, who had to prepare and teach their classes in the virtual classroom environment, frequently resorted to digital resources and course designs, particularly the SEBİT VCloud platform and Vitamin content.
The growing interest in educational technologies has brought forward the development of preparation and course support software for LGS. The created measurement-evaluation infrastructure and functions enabled the design and development of the exam preparation software. The focus and study discipline of the relevant age group and the adaptation of a special system and methodology to the single step LGS became necessary. The alpha version of the product is planned to be launched in the near future, and the beta version with updated software will be launched in early 2023.
Ministry of National Education (MEB) Academic Support Program added to the national educational technology infrastructure
As part of the MEB 2023 Vision, the MEB Academic Support platform has been added to the national education technology infrastructure in order to relieve the pressure on the education system brought about by the transition exams between grades. This platform played a key role in supporting education with online tools during the pandemic.
Implemented by SEBİT, the MEB Academic Support addresses both the university preparation and academic support needs of 11th and 12th grade students in public schools. Studies to increase the measurement and evaluation capacity of the platform through established publisher ecosystem are underway. In addition, the R&D studies for the response evaluation system with natural language processing in Turkish continue with the aim of establishing an open ended exam infrastructure.
Innovative solutions for different educational needs
Developed by SEBİT in 2000, Turkey’s leading online education product Vitamin is renewed in parallel with the development of digital information and communication technologies, and is updated in line with the changes made in the curriculum and developments in the platform.
The content of Vitamin, which are offered to public schools through EBA and private schools via SEBİT VCloud, has been included in the learning process with the Vitamin Books and made available both as digital and in printed materials. Meanwhile, the project to enrich Vitamin content with 360° video and AR/VR technologies in line with the possibilities offered by the upcoming 5G technology are in full swing.
Another product in SEBİT’s portfolio is DinamikMAT, Turkey’s first and only smart question generation system. DinamikMAT offers students an unlimited number of examples of a question in maths classes that measure the same knowledge and skills.
Developed by SEBİT within the scope of the Horizon2020 R&D Program and considered to be the most successful project by the European Commission’s Technology- Supported Education unit, BEACONING offers an unconventional educational content than usual, thanks to its game based learning application.
Offering an easy to use visual programming language for both teachers and students, VFabrika product allows creating highly interactive content without any knowledge of coding, while providing next generation e-content that users learn by practicing and have active learning experiences.
Hızlıgo improves the reading speed and gives an advantage in exams
Hızlıgo, the online speed-reading system which increases the speed of reading by using scientific methods, is suitable for mass use with its updated new interface, enhanced customisation features and smart tutoring system adapted to user’s level.
In Hızlıgo, which increases the speed of reading without causing loss of meaning, the texts are arranged in a library structure prepared in appropriate length and difficulty levels for the 5th to 12th grade students and adults.
Data driven, continuous improvement in education
The data driven approach in school development activities via learning and education analytics tools continues under the leadership of SEBİT together with the contributions of academicians. The work on School Profile Evaluation (SPE), a web based product for measuring the added value provided by schools and teachers to students and for planning the school development activities accordingly have been completed.
In 2021, a board involving nearly 20 academics was formed under the leadership of SEBİT to measure the effects of school atmosphere on the social and emotional development of students. The board carried out the validity and reliability tests in pilot schools by applying the scale developed by adapting the examples from the world to Turkey.
Based on the results, this study was reformed so that it could work for private schools through SEBİT’s VCloud product as well. It is expected that the decision support component for school development, pilot study of which was initiated with TED Colleges, having nearly 40 schools, will add great value to the SEBİT VCloud platform.
SEBİT’s activities on a global scale
SEBİT is taking firm steps towards becoming one of the leading companies globally in educational technologies with innovative and effective use of technology. The products developed by the Company are used in many countries. While the global sales cooperation with Microsoft is ongoing, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) MEB EBA platform, which was launched in 2020 for the benefit of the TRNC Ministry of Education and Culture, continues its activities.