University Education

The benefits of SolveBoard are not limited to business. Rather the ability to organize and communicate more effectively can be beneficial across a range of disciplines and careers. Universities can benefit greatly from making such a resource available to their professors and students. Below are some examples of how SolveBoard can be used to improve university education.

Paula is a professor. She uses SolveBoard to map out her courses.


Paula maps out her courses every year, including classroom instruction, required reading, course materials to be used, etc. She wanted to utilize something that could be updated easily, something that students could access, and something that she could access and work on from anywhere. She started using SolveBoard to do this. Students all have access to the model she created which has all the information and materials they need to successfully pass the course. She no longer has to print out materials, as students can download and print it out before she even gets to the classroom. Paula is able to design and plan her classes more effectively with SolveBoard.

Notice how Paula has set up a separate canvas link for each of her classroom sessions. This makes it easier for students to find the materials they are looking for before and after the class.

Brandon is a student. He uses SolveBoard to organize his classwork and participate in discussions about various topics in his classes. 

 
Brandon is taking four classes this semester and is learning to organize out the various work that needs to be done. He is using SolveBoard to organize out his assignments by class and making sure to keep his papers uploaded so he can access them when necessary. In addition he is participating in several conversations on SolveBoard that professors have set up in their classroom. He can ask questions as needed and get feedback on various ideas through these Conversation boards. Brandon is better able to organize his classwork, ask questions about it, and get feedback on his ideas with SolveBoard.
 
Each of the elements within the class has additional information about it in the information panel, as well as the files needed to complete the assignment. In addition Brandon color coded urgent assignments Red.
You can see that Brandon is involved in many conversations about various topics related to his classes. This alternative to email and forums is a great way to collaborate, as models can be attached to conversations to add context.

Gary is a professor. He uses SolveBoard to break down topics and shares the models with students in order to improve their understanding of those topics. 


Gary teaches literature and sometimes has difficulty teaching complex literary works. Students often become frustrated with the material and are not as engaged as he would like them to be. Gary started using SolveBoard to present complex topics in smaller doses, making them more understandable and interesting to students. Gary is able to teach complex topics more effectively by modeling them out with SolveBoard and sharing those models with his students. 

Students save this model as a template. They then fill out the characteristics section and provide the link to the professor who can review and or grade each student’s customized model.

 

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