The future of learning

Design Challenge

#3: How might we learn from COVID-19 to reimagine our future for life, work, learning and play?

Project Description

Some students find it hard to adapt to e-Learning unlike the Sars period as there was no circuit breaker that caused a massive disruption. Parents and teachers are unable to cope ane become agile. What students need is a way to learn effectively and gain textbook and outside of the curriculum knowledge. Teachers can spend more time to focus on questions but also be more productive by eliminating repetitive work. This will help parents to focus better on their work instead of watching over their children.

Criteria #1: Value

1) Students feel lost and require their parents to help as the teachers take a long time to respond.
2) Teachers are overwhelmed by the questions from students as they do not only have 1 class.
3) Parents are disrupted from their daily work to answer the questions of their children and have to entertain their children when they become restless.

Criteria #2: Inspiration

1) I have been doing e-Learning for a year now and enjoy having the ability to watch videos so that I can pause and go through what I might not have heard properly. It helps that there is a transcript by the side of the video as I am a visual learner.
2) During my UX course, I found it awesome that annotations could be made on a design and there is no need to repeat the same comment on a design flaw. The same method can be applied for questions raised by students to prevent teachers from answering the same questions again.
3) Mutiple choice answers should be used to test the students’ knowledge so that no marking is required and it is more time-efficient as well.
4) Without stepping outside, parents can take the time to do simple exercises with their children via videos.

Criteria #3: Impact

1) Students will appreciate e-learning as it is more productive and might be the way forward.
2) Teachers will be more open to doing video-based lessons and more time can be spent on out of syllabus knowledge.
3) Parents can have more time to spend with their children by working from home but still be productive at work.

Criteria #4: Timeliness

Tapping on the existing learning portals, the product should be able to be launched within 3 to 6 months.

Criteria #5: Systems Thinking

The idea works largely on the current resources that schools have and is just a slight tweak so that teachers need not really spend bulk of their time doing video calls(which can be disruptive) and students can easily access teaching materials/videos.