Today, digital learning materials must be more than solely digitizing traditional formats. beam illuminates the possibilities of modern teaching.

My Roles
User Interviews
App Concept
UX & Visual Design
  • beam is the product of 6 months of extensive Research, Design, Prototyping & User Testing.
  • This is my Bachelor's Thesis together with Vincent Fischer & Leonard Weigand
Bring your own device
Progressive Education
Democratising learning formats

More than just Digitalisation

Society has changed due to the digital transformation, and it is widely acknowledged that education must adapt accordingly. This adaptation cannot be achieved by simply digitizing traditional learning and teaching practices.

"A conscious and targeted approach to the content young people encounter is fundamental for them to leave school as sovereign, responsible citizens."
— Dejan Mihajlovic

Building a bridge to students reality

The internet is today's students' most important source of information and entertainment. Their opinions and interests are shaped by the content they engage with online, yet there's limited room for incorporating this aspect of their lives within the classroom.

A Dynamic Forum

The beam concept aims to create a dynamic forum in which students can effortlessly share, view and discuss content they come across with their classmates and teachers by connecting their smartphones to the classroom projector.

Free Contribution

beam offers a collection mode in which students may submit content freely, without any restrictions on content types. In this case, the free mode is utilized in an ethics class about Antisemitism.

↑ A student sending a YouTube video to the class feed

Focused Collection

For lessons requiring more structure, there is the option to collect specific types of content into custom categories. Students can contribute items to either one of the available categories as quickly and efficiently as they send messages with instant messaging services.

↑ Students send messages to the blackboard
„Teaching means creating situations where structures can be discovered”
— Jean Piaget

Didactic Method Templates

The concept includes specialized submission templates to make beam work with a wider range of possible assignments. These Templates are inspired by didactic methods based on a constructivist education philosophy.

↑ This template allows students to condense their researched content into three sequential steps. The app helps by displaying a maximum word count or allowing the creation of a speech memo.

Content Creation

beam simplifies content creation for students, allowing them to create social media-style content easily, thus integrating aspects of their daily life worlds. Created content can be sent to the blackboard and presented to the class.

Share and Discuss Content

This template serves the purpose of creating processes of learning in which students determine what, where, and how they learn.

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