The mission of the SMILE Consortium is to cause a paradigm shift within education by enabling students to be active agents in their learning through an inquiry-based learning model. By utilizing both mobile and cloud-based technology, SMILE Consortium provides an open platform for this inquiry-based learning environment with limitless academic potential.
Inquiries drive knowledge creation and advancement. More knowledge leads to newer/more useful inquiries.
SMILE flips a traditional classroom into a highly interactive learning environment by engaging learners in critical reasoning and problem solving while enabling them to generate, share, and evaluate multimedia-rich inquiries. (SMILE) is an inquiry maker which allows learners to quickly create own inquiries e.g. questions, homework, tasks items based on their own learning and understanding of the explored context.