I looked at the studies evaluating the impact of remote learning on students’ mental status. The impact is huge compared to the data before the pandemic. Loneliness is the most prevalent mental problem among students.
There are three community building modules in the universities: the university group chat, student club, and group project. We analyzed them under pandemic, and identified 4 key aspects that determine the success of student community building:
• Population: Is there enough population in this group to stimulate opportunities for social interactions?
• Personal: How personal are the connections able to reach?
• Interest: How likely are the group members sharing the same interest?
• Organization: Are there organizers to facilitate regular activities/gatherings/virtual events?
To get a better understanding of students’ current situation under remote learning, we sent out a survey on Aug. 28, 2020. We received 2343 responses and get chance to talk with 3 of our participants. Then we generated 3 insight and leveraged affinity diagram to analyze and make sense of the data we collected
We published an alpha test version of our app and sent invitations via Gmail to 50 users. Once these users accept the invitation and download the app on their phone, we assigned tasks to them and observed their behaviors via Zoom. According to the feedbacks, I made these changes.
The onboarding steps are short and fun. It involves setting your account information, choosing profile picture style, and selecting tags that best describes your interests.
You can join the course group to meet your current/future classmates, and get to know them outside of zoom meeting. You could also build a new group if you like!
Remote learning could be hard, especially when you are in a different time zone. But you could share information and help each other out in the group chat!
Meechu not only connectss you with classmates. You can also see how much of your interests overlap with other BU students, and form lasting relationships with them.
Meechu also has desktop version for both mac&pc, or you could just open meechu in your browser!