Student App


On desktop, iPad and iPhone for seamlessly transitioning from in-class to out of class.

Many students (>60%) commute; a few (~5%) are without smartphones. Students and instructors need to be able to access FbW on-the-go and in-class.

To make use of the technology easy for students and faculty, the apps integrate into existing LMS systems.

FbW technology is scalable. It achieves scalability by composing software in standalone, reusable and open-source components. This leads to reuse, community support and wider adoption at other institutions.

FbW technology leverages tested and proven infrastructure previously developed at MIT by the Office of Digital Learning SEI team. It implements extensible data systems, Web 3.0 standards and published architectural standards, thereby enabling scalability to other institutions of higher education.

Instructor App


Providing dynamic recommendations personalized to each student

Mapping learning objectives

Fly-by-Wire is using the open-source Xoces.js library to map course competencies at QCC and ACC.

This mapping is what powers the adaptive learning technology of FbW.

Visit Xoces to learn more about mapping and modeling learning objectives.

Mapping of course competencies in Math, CAD and Accounting at Arapahoe using Xoces.js

User needs drive the design of Fly-by-Wire technology.

Designing the technology is a collaborative and iterative process — faculty and students give feedback, development ensues, and a fresh cycle begins.

Built on open-source for open-source

Fly-by-Wire is proud to be open-source: the project makes extensive use of open-source technologies and contributes to open-source repositories.

We share code openly and release data to the public domain. Our repositories can be found on Github. Our code is built upon many open-source libraries, including but not limited to: React, React Native, Xoces, etc.