GoalTracker: Learning Management System

Winchester Thurston School (2018) | Prototype

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Overview

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Winchestor Thurston School

Teammates:

  • Wei Gong,

  • Xiaofei Zhou,

  • Sarah Schultz,

  • Canhai Chen

Duration:

Oct. 2018 - Mar. 2019

My Contributions:

  • Did extensive literature review on crowd critique & mastery transcript

  • Interviewed 10+ students & teachers

  • Observed PBL classroom

  • Brainstormed different design solutions and did speed dating with target users

  • Collaboratively designed lo-fi to mid-fi prototypes and iterated

  • Led customer discovery and problem validation.

  • Wrote business plan to win NSF i-corps grant, 2019 McGinnis Venture Competition

oblem Space:

Winchester Thurston School (WT) is an independent school in Pittsburgh who has more than 20 years of experience in facilitating Project-Based Learning (PBL) courses. They have a program called City as Our Campus that delivers authentic learning experiences for students from diverse backgrounds and academic interests by working with local communities. In a course called Research Science, students form groups to work on a project of their own interests, e.g. building a holder for people having breast cancer, an anti-slippery mat for temporary settlement in quake-striken areas.

Through our user research on teachers & students, we found there are 3 persistent problems in PBL:

Tools:

Sketch, Figma, Final Cut Pro

LOSE TRACK OF GOALS

HARD TO COLLABORATE

HARD TO GIVE FAIR ASSESSMENT

Impact:

We applied and won National Science Foundation i-Corps grant, 2019 McGinnis Venture Competition Finalist.

CS Teacher @ Winchestor Thurston School

“I think it definitely helps us solve a lot of problems in our class right now, like workflow management."

Teacher of Research Science @ Winchestor Thurston School

"I like the idea of giving multiple kinds of evidence for assessment."

Our Solution:

GoTracker is a learning management system that helps teachers and students have a better management PBL workflows & learning gains.

Design Challenge:

How might we create a better learning experience for the students in Project-Based Learning courses?

Overview

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