For the past year or so I’ve been thinking about classrooms, how they work, and how we might use technology to improve them. I’ve been experimenting and building tools to do this in the online context, and, on Thursday last week, this work came to fruition with the launch of Handl — an app for social learning. We tested an alpha version with 120 BSc Computer Science students from University of London’s online degree. Their response blew me away, and so I want to share the experience with you here, but first let’s start with some context.

When the pandemic…

Simon Katan

Digital artist and educator — I work with hidden mechanisms, emergent behaviour, paradox, self-reference, inconsistency, abstract humour, absurdity and wonder.

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