Community is learning from each other
The statement “You learn the most from each other” wholeheartedly supports Simulise. In many ways, students and students can work together and help each other move forward. For example, through 360-degree feedback or by “liking” a timeline similar to the social media that students already use privately.
There are several ways to gather feedback or comments to best fill the portfolio. The timeline is a good example of connecting to students’ perceptions. Learning thus becomes (even) more fun!
The Timeline in Simulise provides every opportunity to share your work with others within the school. Sharing can help tremendously to make pieces in the portfolio better. Collecting comments, discussing them and processing them is an important part of informal learning.
Simulise makes this easy by putting all parts of portfolios on which comments are desired into a personal timeline and, of course, making them available on smartphones. Helping each other has never been so easy and fun.
Social media plays an important role in the lives of students and students.
That’s why we built Simulise a little bit the same way. Of course, from an educational perspective, but also in such a way that it is fun to use Simulise.
Anyone can decide in Simulise to share items from the portfolio with others inside and outside Simulise. And thereby pick up comments or likes. Comments help improve a portfolio piece, likes make one feel good. Both is important for building a good portfolio.
So Simulise is similar to social media, also because of its Timeline which is similar to social media on the Internet. However, never anonymously and always visible to the school.
Because students learn the most from each other, Simulise offers a social media platform. Any student can access this community and post updates. The main community input comes from the portfolios. All items in a portfolio can be displayed in the community for constructive comments. Both teachers and students can thus help each other do their best. And in a contemporary way.
Any user can contribute to another student’s learning within the community. Self-directed, reflective learning and work are fully supported in the community. Experiences are shared and users are invited to participate in this unique form of collaboration.