CourseMate is a standardized syllabus builder that provides accurate course information for both teachers and students. This application was a product created to solve the many problems found through the conducted research. This research included interviews with our fellow classmates across Lamar Dodd School of Art, advisors, teachers, department heads in other UGA areas, and teachers at other universities. The data revealed the flaws in the dynamic academic community needing a programmable solution.
The three largest problems found were ACCESS (finding information that aids your career), ACCOUNTABILITY (professors teaching the classes students need and want, as well as, taking feedback for their courses) and COMMUNICATION (teachers and students need better communication with more accurate information).
CourseMate aims to solve these problems and make the Lamar Dodd School of Art a more cohesive academic community.
This project started in fall of 2015 and is currently under more development to be launched and tested by Lamar Dodd School of Art in fall of 2016.
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1. Streamline accurate information to teachers and students about classes being taught.
2. Accumulate a history of classes taught, syllabuses built, and student involvement.
3. Provides a seamless and better-directed feedback system for students to evaluate courses.
1. To see trends and accumulate data that tracks class involvement, popularity, teachers reviews, subjects, skills, and best practices.
2. To hold teachers accountable to provide necessary information to help students make informed decisions on classes.
3. A better, simpler alternative to ELC, the Bulletin, and Athena for hosting syllabuses and evaluations.
VISUALIZING THE DATA
*data visualizations done with help from my peers in Chris Garvin's ARGD4080 class