Loopd helps to Increase Retention so that your institution retains more money through student fees, and helps to Raise Attainment so that your institution offers a more valuable academic experience. Here's how we do it.
86% of the reasons why students dropout of education are due to feeling isolated from the support and objectives of the institution. This is primarily due to the choice of communication medium, rather than a lack of support available. Email is still the main channel for conversation between staff and students yet less than 10% of students check it! It's time you moved to a real-time news feed.
Classroom teaching is precious and should generally not be replaced with technology. However some projects and assignments require high levels of organisation and would benefit from the assistance of technology to help plan and manage tasks. Loopd is a powerful mobile application that incentivises and then empowers students to schedule, prepare and communicate information on the go.
Staff schedule content to arrive before a lesson begins, so that students save time by not having to navigate the VLE and locate it themselves. This encourages students to open resources and actually read them prior to arriving in class, such as commenting to campus or having breakfast. When a student understands the lesson context their attention is more focused.
Traditional education technologies focus all communication on work and this isolates students who are motivated by other aspects of the student experience such as extracurricular pursuits and social interests. Loopd specifically welcomes all aspects of a student experience and helps inspire a more balanced education by natural cross-pollination.
Teamwork and collaboration have become an increasingly valued part of the education system and are often required for assessed group projects, this has forced teaching practices to change, “What technical solution or support do you provide to assist collaboration within the student community?”
Reflection is the most under-appreciated stage of raising attainment and requires empowerment, fun and low barriers to participation in order to be effective. Loopd cultivates this vibrant and safe space for reflective discussion, so that relevant and productive conversation can happen.