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Our Pedagogy

We built a tech platform with purpose and essentials for knowledge creation. 

Innovatank is a platform built with pedagogical intentions in the hopes to modernize the way students learn. Our key takeaway is that technology is often overwhelming, yet, there is a lack of focus on true knowledge creation. This platform continues to look at classic knowledge theories and was built since 2016 through 13 scientific experiments.

Here is a list of models:
Integrated Knowledge Acquisition Model (IKAM) (Ly, Saadé, 2018), Technology Immersive Model (TIM) (Ly, Saadé, 2018), Flow (Csikszentmihalyi & Csikszentmihalyi, 1992), Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) (F. D. Davis, 1989), Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) (Venkatesh, Morris, Davis, & Davis, 2003), Motivational Model (MM) (F. D. Davis, Bagozzi, & Warshaw, 1992), Cognitive Absorption by (R. Saadé & Bahli, 2004), Nonaka, Toyama, and Konno (2000)’s SECI model.

Organizational Knowledge Creation

Based on Ikujiro Nonaka’s Knowledge Creation Theory, there are two types of knowledge, Tacit (cannot express in sentences such as beliefs, intuition) and Explicit (can be express in written form). By encouraging continuous learning students elaborate on their tacit knowledge transforming them into explicit knowledge through the action of doing. A spiral effect in socialization (discussing), externalization (expressing), combination (learning from others) and internalization (reflecting).

The Flow State

When the challenge is too easy, we get bored. When it is too hard, we lose interest. 

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi describes ‘Flow’ as a state of complete absorption in the current experiences. The Innovatank platform adjusts to each students’ interest through frequent feedback loops and allows students to browse their individual interests

Bloom's Taxonomy

Through our customized cases, the Innovatank cycle encourages purpose and improvement therefore building higher engagement in the foundational steps of Bloom’s taxonomy in remembering, understanding, applying. Students build habits in analyzing, evaluating through our 360 Feedback. Finally find ease in creating in the capstone phase. 

Technology Immersive Model

Samie Ly introduced in 2018, the Technology Immersive Model in her doctoral dissertation whereby the pedagogical design (Functionality and Cognitive Expectancy) influences intrinsic motivations (Enjoyment, Immersion) in the participant and achieves Timelessness in the activity. 

We continuously improve and assess as Innovatank is a live creation of her research studies with continuous R&D as we understand the market and receive feedback from our users. 

Walk into a fully engaged classroom and there will be high noise level of student’s discussions, and people not rushed to leave.

Pedagogical Intentions For Desktop only

This table draws into the literature whereby Innovatank was built to help students solve problems through Problem Based Learning (PBL), enhance Creativity, adapt to changing environments, gain a sense of responsibility of their learning and their peer relationships through collaborative communication.


Comparable Products 

Micro-Level Interactions

Enhanced Capture


Freedom to Explore

Openess to learn from others


Opportunities to Learn



Control of Knowledge

Doing and  Improving Reflex

1 Submission Reflex

Experience at lower cost

Local and Global Stories

Presented as Tasks

Negotiation: Active Learning



The foundations are the same, but our perspective has changed. Tech enables us to gain more insights on students’ individual needs

Features Comparison For Desktop only

Various technological products offer similar features, you will find a comparison table based on 5 categories: logistics, collaboration, feedback, engagement and life-long learning. Features comparison tells half of the story as it leaves many variables to the teacher’s motivation to make a classroom engaging. Innovatank is taking an extra step to assist with convenience in mind but also pedagogical intentions. 

Classroom Management




Aggregated Peer and Expert Feedback
Presentation of Information
Assignment Submission
2- way comments
Grade Compilation





Student controlled group formation  
Teacher controlled group formation
Collaboration Comments
Chat System 





Peer to Peer Feedback
External Guest Feedback
Anonymous Feedback
Teacher Feedback to Student
Feedback Aggregation for multiple users
Option to publish top solutions
Custom Rubric





Scoring based on skill development
Ranking and Scoreboard
Cross-Section and Cross-Institutional events
Increasing Level of Difficulty Based on skill development
Digital Certificates and Badges
Integrated Expert Community
Special Events (Medals) 

Life-Long Learning




Measurement of Soft Skills
Creativity Process 
Student Customization
Portability from one educational level to the next
Expert Training Videos
Creative Commons Content


Integrated within the platform as part of the original flow
Can be done as an additional app or plug in or workaround
Not available 


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