Our Value

Starting with the professor’s initial handwritten class notes, CCN develops seamlessly integrated fully customized curriculums. Deploying integrated class notes, examples, practice modules, homework, quizzes and tests – a full curriculum all in one place.

CCN’s computational framework furnishes unlimited and interactive variations in practice modules, homework and quizzes that reinforce understanding of complex concepts. In-class quizzes generate live analytics that provide the professor with immediate insight to tailor targetted and customized lectures . CCN deploys fully automated grading and integration into the Learning Management System.

Value to professors demonstrated through elimination of time allocated to setting quizzes, tests and subsequent grading. Value to students demonstrated through increase in grades and alleviation of need to purchase expensive static and dated textbooks

Our Identity

Computational ClassNotes, incorporated in April 2015, is the result of several years of R&D using Wolfram Research Mathematica programming language. CCN replaces the traditional static learning environments and propels innovative education delivery by linking Class Notes with unlimited online practice modules to provide a real time dynamic learning environment to students.

Mission

CCN develops the most advanced computational technologies that provide ease of access to customized accredited educational modules anytime, anywhere on all devices. Our innovations shatter the complexities of geographic, financial, technological, communication and cultural barriers to learning. Our students’ first ethos facilitates access to accredited education to a global community of students who have a desire to learn.

Vision

To be a leader in the disruption of education provision in the 21st century. We are instigating disruption to remove the barriers to learning – geographic, financial, technology, cultural, complexity.

Our focus is in the areas of STEM and medical sciences - we believe it is science that will transform our world. The provision of these vital subjects and curriculums must be on technological platforms that facilitate ease of use and simplicity while delivering real time complex material using advanced machine-learning technology.

Our Motivation

The CCN team is driven by a passion to provide students everywhere access to the highest quality education. Using current technology and pushing the boundaries of these technologies up-to-date, innovative education can be available to those who have a desire to learn

Whether students are in Europe, North America, or in emerging markets, they all have access to the same level and quality of education modules.

We facilitate professors developing education modules that are ingenious and indigenous - and that combination aligned with our advanced technology solicits exponential engagement and creativity both by professors and students.

OUR METHODS

How does CCN work? The answer to that is both simple and complex!

The simple part is that we require from creative professors who want to design their own curriculums - their class notes, explanatory materials, examples and supplementary materials.

The complex part is what we do with the data received from professors. By applying the material to our computational framework using machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms, CCN generates unlimited variations in examples, practice modules, quiz and test questions and answers (of course, only one answer is correct!)

CCN generates the full course curriculum comprised of modules:

  • Class Notes
  • Examples
  • Practice
  • Homework
  • In-Class Quizzes
  • Real time analytics
  • Exams
  • Auto-grading
  • Integration to the LMS

OUR SPACE

With the use of cloud based technology, our customized educational modules run on laptops, desktops and mobile devices. CCN is changing the accessibility of accredited education across the globe. With modules running on mobile devices, students access content and use practice modules for any subject, from anywhere, at any time. Our delivery is not geographically and physically bound – our modules are everywhere!

Our Technologies

Using Wolfram Programming Language, Mathematica, CCN designs and develops dynamic educational modules that employ animated graphics for facilitating understanding of complex concepts and principles. CCN works with Wolfram Research to design technical specifications for delivery of our educational modules to those geographies that may not have access to the Internet.

Also, our Cloud Technology, running in real time, accesses the most up-to-date knowledge and research material that integrates easily into CCN’s modules. Based on our missions and vision, our use of Cloud Technology is focused on making easily accessible to students anywhere subject matter and curriculums learn anywhere, anytime.

Our team


Lucia Valente,
CEO, Founder

Lucia Valente
CEO, Founder

Over the past few years I have had the great privilege to work with a group of people whose values and ethics are aligned to mine. The CCN team is a mix of young men and women across the globe whose careers are beginning working alongside mature business executives. Together we combine our passion, energy, enthusiasm and commitment along with competence and high value skills to establish an amazing global organization that is challenging norms. Whats most important to me is the values and ethics that we each share and bring to our work.

In founding CCN, I have been able to live my long term vision of marrying my various passions. Of paramount importance, commitment to education, fairness in opportunity and receptiveness to possibilities with challenging existing education norms that are not meeting the needs of many of our modern students. I want to challenge head-on existing educational structures and publishing empires that are building their success on the backs of students while, not always providing the education that meets the future needs of humanity.

My decision to found CCN and its non-profit sister organization, Loss of Generality, is based on my concern about the failure of education.

Why do we continue to structure education in the 21st century with a 19th century model? We must challenge the status quo and demand more for this generation and those to come...

Wayne Allen
CTO

Wayne Allen
CTO

Wayne has been a technologist all his life. From early days of disassembling his first digital clock to current multi-device distributed system he has been peering under the covers and trying to make things work better.

Wayne and Dara worked together on a number of different projects before the CCN concept came into being.


Matthew Lee
Production Manager

Matthew Lee

My involvement with CCN began even before the company was established. As a student at University of Toronto, Canada, I worked with the embryonic technology and learning methodology that helped me obtain my undergraduate degree in Actuarial Science and Statistics. It was my first time to be exposed to programing and how using computer based visualization of concepts can enhance learning. I have since completed my actuarial designation and completed both FA and P certifications.

As part of the CCN team, I work with professors in the US and Canada on production, quality assurance and compiling English language for the artificial intelligence (AI) engines for the math-based curriculums


Imran Gholizadeh
Software Project Manager

Imran Gholizadeh
Software Project Manager

In 2019, Imran completed his undergraduate degree earning a B.S. in Psychology at University of Iowa. Imran had plans to attend Graduate School to study Computational Neuroscience. He is taking time from formal studies to expand his experience and continue to work with CCN in a wider capacity.

In the Spring 2017, Imran began working with the CCN team testing mathematics modules. Using CCN’s modules and methodology Imran experienced what many of the students who use our modules experience – his understanding and learning of complex concepts exponentially increased. In a short period of time, Imran was engineering in Wolfram Programming Language, Mathematica, to create his own path for research and development of biological sciences.

During his time at University of Iowa, and using CCN technology, Imran participated in vision science research studying the psychology behind human eye movements and the engineering and theory behind computational vision models.

In addition to academics Imran was also involved with athletics by wrestling for the prestigious Iowa Hawkeyes. Imran continues his athletic interest coaching wrestling locally.

With support from CCN, Imran founded Birmingham Educational Networking Team ‘BENT’

- Developed customized coaching

- Individualized educational modules

- App development

- 3D printing

As Software Project Manager CCN, Imran

- Designed the first of its kind, computational chemistry book – C-Book that is unique to CCN

- Facilitates a team of programmers to help engineer and test various modules and programs, specifically in the areas of Life Sciences, with a focus on chemistry

- Technology Development

Since joining CCN, Imran have been involved in publications in collaboration with the CCN Team, Professor Ryan of University of Limerick and Professor Roth of Olympic College

Elementary Chemistry: A new perspective

Physics - Professor Dan Roth

Graphic Warning Labels Effect Sugary Drink Consumption: A Replication Study

FUNGE

Autism

Other ARXIV papers

Imran’s comments when he initially began working with CCN, “Using the modules, I’ve learned more math than during my first years at university. The modules teach me by taking core math concepts and applying them to an infinite number of challenging practice problems. There is no cheating and each question provides a solution or a hint when additional support is required or you just want to check how the system worked through the solution.”


Muhammad Abubakar
Technical Member of Staff

Muhammad Abubakar
Technical Member of Staff

I am from Kano State Nigeria. Science has always been my passion and I applied several times for admission into University but initially I was not successful.

Years later, I applied to Polytechnic and was admitted to study computer science. In the second year of my program I re-applied for computer science in University and I successful got admission to study BSc Mathematics. I continue with my diploma program in computer science alongside with my BSc program in mathematics which was really stressful. I was happy that in the long run I achieved all and success that I wanted. I have earned a BSc mathematics from Bayero University Kano (BUK) and a diploma in computer science from Kano State Polytechnic.

Getting in shape while at University I developed simple application software for personal and small-scale use. This give me some preparation for the training I undertook through Loss of Generality (LoG).

After 18 months of training with LoG, I live my passion that my career resolves around computer programming. I have a new opportunity and was offered the position of Technical Member of Staff at Computational ClassNotes (CNN) which is the commercial company associated with LoG.

I believe in the power of programming and technology – it is my passion. With the help of Almighty God and LoG/CCN we can make change personally and globally.

Just as I received training through LoG for the last 18 months, I am training two university graduates in Wolfram Programming Language, Mathematica. It is the same training that I underwent and it is a special experience to train young people in my country and give them the same opportunity that I have.

With my love for hard working into technology and with the help of LoG/CCN, I want to share with others who have the aspiration to become a better change version of their life with LoG/CCN.


Samson Okaludo
Technical Member of Staff

Samson Okaludo
Technical Member of Staff

In mid 2018, Samson began his career with our non-profit, Loss of Generality (LoG). He is very passionate about technology and prior to training with LoG he obtained an E-Degree in Full-stack JavaScript development. When presented with the opportunity to train with LoG, he availed of this special career direction. Samson was introduced to LoG through a local Nigerian non-profit, Skills Outside School Foundation (SOSF), where he volunteered as a Program Support Officer and co-trained several high school students on soft skills that are relevant to their respective future careers. His volunteer work with SOSF positioned Samson well for his engagement with LoG and his subsequent work with CCN.

As a Technical Member of Staff, Samson works with Professors in Canada and the US, programming and testing educational modules in Math and Physics. Most recently, aligned to LoG’s mission, Samson began training and mentoring two new LoG trainees in Nigeria as they begin their preliminary training with LoG.

The next phase of Samson’s development with CCN involves initial training in Machine Learning under the direction of our Chief Architect


Dara O Shayda
Chief Architect

Dara O Shayda
Chief Architect

In the early 1980’s Dara completed his graduate studies in computer science in Boston. Since graduating, Dara has continued to enhance his skill and knowledge through research and development and achieving two patent approvals in the US.

Earlier in his career he was the founder of a media company indexing audio and video content from major providers such as CNN, CNNfn, C-SPAN, Weather Channel and NASA-TV. The company’s servers hosted 500,000+ hours of video in MPEG format fully indexed and delivered over the Internet. Managed the R&D and the business development.

Locating to Ireland in 2017, Dara joined fledgling Computational ClassNotes and has been the visionary Chief Architect collaborating with Wayne Allen, CTO and the team. Dara brings his extensive expertise in mathematics, computer science, physics and extensive business experience to CCN. Most recently CCN, through Dara, is engaged in advanced research projects with Irish and Canadian universities utilizing CCN’s proprietary Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms.