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Joel Falk - LÄR Digital

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Joel Falk - LÄR Digital #1

 

Describe the idea:

The idea is based around the belief that teachers spend way too much time on administrative tasks, and therefore have less time to prepare and focus on the actual teaching. Our solution? A software which will assist teachers in creating and correcting digital tests, monitor student development and give the student feedback on assignments with the help of specific algorithms.

 

Who are you? Previous education/jobs/ experiences etc.

My name is Joel Falk, I’m a master student in Engineering Nanoscience at LTH.  I’ve worked in a lot of different fields; factory worker, Customer clerk at a bank, Process support technician at a solar cell company and a student tutor. Tutoring made me realize how important it is to have to time to prepare and evaluate lessons, and also the problems teachers face in their everyday work.

 

What will you do during these three months? How will you spend the time?

Most of the work will be programming and designing the functions to develop the platform. We are a team of 3 programmers that will take on this task, and hopefully we’ll be able to add an additional team member that will join in July.

Also, we are in contact with a group of teachers to keep in touch with the client and making sure we are developing something that the users actually want and need.

 

What do you expect to achieve during Leapfrogs? 

  • Develop a prototype which will be able to construct as well as correct digital exams and be based on underlying algorithms that will support teachers in their grading.

 

  • We have done an initial market research but would like to extend it further to establish exactly how the functions shall be implemented.

 

  • Use the resources available through Leapfrogs and get to know the other Leapfrogs scholars and benefit from their knowledge in different fields.

 

Leapfrogs Working Group
LU Innovation, Sölvegatan 16
Box 117, 221 00 Lund

info [at] leapfrogs [dot] se