In the educational world, it is imperative to adopt the skill of group collaboration; not only is it a means of learning but also a skill that is essential for the real world. Derien Stephens, the founder of WhooSaid, developed an interactive learning platform that revolves around group collaborations. Derien’s concern was the “problem of workload distribution between group mates, when traveling away from college. I found myself able to complete my required segment of projects while group mates of mine often struggled to do the same thing resulting in a lower grade for the group as a whole.”
WhooSaid focuses on creating transparency between each group member and their teacher to know who is responsible for which area of the task. It offers a “distinct solution to collaborative learning by encouraging group mates to select project-based tasks based on their personal strengths and weaknesses within the group.” This further encourages students to communicate with one another, which results in improving their interpersonal skills.
As technology is advancing day by day, WhooSaid ensures that hard working team members are credited for their work—this is apparent by their submissions and interactions via the platform. “This not only creates autonomy for students to collaborate from any computer or smart device but also prevents any confusion about the shared workload.”
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