Create services or tools to help guide teachers in creating online classes by harnessing the principles of crowd source and open source.
Tell us about your idea
As our world changes due to the challenges of a global pandemic, teachers are asked to adapt their curriculum, syllabus, and ways of teaching to digitally meet the needs of remote students. For some teachers this is a monumental task, adapting course materials and syllabi that they have honed for years.
By leveraging the existing principles of crowdsourcing and open source, we can create services and tools that help teachers quickly adapt and evolve their teaching for new modes of learning. We can create communities of teachers who are teaching the same materials to work on the same syllabus together. Or create an opensource syllabus where students can review, comment, and create their syllabi with their teachers.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.
We’re full-time designers and part-time college educators who have been talking about COVID-19, its likely effects on our upcoming fall classes, and what our respective colleges and universities are planning. We ended up brainstorming some ideas addressing a few of the likeliest or trickiest challenges students and teachers may face this fall.