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Danyelle commented on Join the OpenIDEO Team

When will the top candidate be announced?

Hi Joon 

Teaching students about how taxes work and how to file them properly is so important; we will definitely be including that in the curriculum.

In theory, students will begin using this platform around age 8 (after they have acquired basic reading and writing skills). I realize that there are a lot of older students who have yet to learn basic finance, so any stage of the platform will be available to a student of any age. It's more important that they have a strong foundation as opposed to placing them where we think they should be.

To answer your questions, the advantage of having students workers versus adult workers really depends on the types of tasks being posted. Ideally, the tasks would be suited to the former. Simple, easy to perform, flexible in nature. Some examples: babysitting, delivering newspaper, horticultural or agricultural work, shop, hairdressers, office, car wash, restaurant or cafe, riding stables, hotel domestic work, etc.

Hi Bettina Fliegel Great question!

We haven't had enough development with the platform itself (the idea was still evolving up until a few weeks ago thanks to all the great feedback and suggestions!) to feel confident in reaching out for user feedback at this stage. After we finalize the platform and content, it's the next logical step. We have conducted preliminary research in motivation techniques, and we noticed some key elements.

How will we motivate students?
1. Empathize + build trust (we value the student's opinion and thoughts)
2. Offer useful + descriptive feedback (offering feedback and a chance for re-dos, and time for self-assessment)
3. Create compelling lessons (not limiting the content delivery to traditional methods)
4. Content that sparks curiosity (interesting story-telling)

With these taken into consideration, we've begun developing a platform that provides custom content and a shorter feedback loop, allowing us to make infrastructure improvements as we go. I