Classroom Collaboration Platform

The Brief


Connecting with people in different countries has become a whole lot easier thanks to the internet and technology;  however, connecting students in a classroom, over different time zones, with technology difficulties that arise, is still quite a challenge!  Teachers who want their students to practice a language with people from other parts of the world often don’t know where to begin to 1. connect with other classrooms and 2. find effective lesson plans and projects they can utilize.  A fellow language teacher wants to develop an online platform where teachers can connect their classroom easily and find ideas for student projects.

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The Results


In the final user testing sessions, teachers expressed satisfaction with being able to discover project ideas and successfully navigate to collaborate with other language classrooms on Collab-Connect. Teachers also had questions about possibilities for viewing telecollaboration research, and creating new classroom projects.  User testing also revealed that people struggled at times to navigate within the connect search page, so futher iteration is needed to improve the user flow in this area.

 

Key Tools and Deliverables


 

Prototypes

Low Fidelity

High Fidelity

Problems / Iterations


In the final user testing sessions, teachers expressed satisfaction with being able to discover project ideas and successfully navigate to collaborate with other language classrooms on Collab-Connect. Teachers also had questions about possibilities for viewing telecollaboration research, and creating new classroom projects.  User testing also revealed that people struggled at times to navigate within the connect search page, so futher iteration is needed to improve the user flow in this area.