Co-learning Swag Ideas
Flatiron School's curriculum is well known in the industry for its rigor and hard work to complete. Using school brand values to create marketing swag gave students purpose and motivation to achieve their learning goals.
A Collaborative Online Learning Platform
Learn started out as a curriculum consuming and progress tracking platform used within the classrooms, with a simple 'ask a question' chat and screen sharing functionality. The main hypothesis was that most online learning platforms isolated students and created a solitaire environment not conducive to learning. Collaborative learning has many benefits especially with retention and comprehension of the curriculum.
Bringing Students Together
Full chat allowed students to connect and communicate anywhere within Learn.co. In 2016, Chat was expanded to include direct messaging, study groups and social chat.
Full Chat Experience
Students can now enjoy a full chat within Learn. They will be placed in pre determined rooms where other active students that are close in lesson proximity. This will ensure that students who have successfully completed previous lessons and labs will in turn help struggling students behind them.
Custom Chat and Direct Messaging
Allows students to keep their trusted study buddies with them throughout the curriculum. Students are assigned buddies upon sign up to Learn so they have a companion to help remote learning more social.
Focus mode helping students focus on learning by creating a flexible UI that can hide non essential ui components.
Virtual study groups
The first real social features that brings students together online was introduced in early 2016. This allowed students to set up groups and invite students on the Learn platform. Students use Google Hangout to study specific or broad coding concepts and allowing instructors to hosts structured lessons in real time.
Friends graph and social profile
Students' profile page was designed to show student progress and social interactions in a card like design. Students can add each other as friends and bring them along throughout the curriculum, helping or cheering for each other on.
Learning with friends
When students on Learn become friends, they can bring them along throughout their curriculum and can initial direct message to anyone while they learn.