At Budakov Films, we are thrilled to share exciting updates about our involvement in the Erasmus+ co-funded project ‘UX@School’ (Pr. No: 2023-1-IT02-KA220-SCH-000156059). This transformative journey has led us to collaborate closely with educational institutions, including the Private High School ‘Educational Technologies’ in Sofia, Bulgaria, as part of the project’s focus-group interviews.

Throughout the WP2 and WP3 of the UX@School project, we conducted focus-group interviews among educators who provided us with invaluable feedback on the digital tools shaping their teaching practices. Notably, participants have been utilizing an assessment tool developed in the UX for Teachers Erasmus+ project (Project n. 2022-2-IT02-KA210-SCH-000097023). While acknowledging its importance in evaluating digital materials, they expressed a desire for further enhancements, particularly in terms of accessibility and real-time feedback.

One highlight of the discussions was the unanimous agreement on the need for customizable surveys or questionnaires in online feedback tools. Teachers emphasized the importance of tailoring feedback collection to their specific classroom needs, citing the diverse digital materials used in their teaching. Additionally, the provision of anonymity emerged as a crucial factor in encouraging honest feedback from students, thereby fostering a culture of open communication.

Moreover, participants underscored the significance of real-time analysis in feedback tools. The ability to gather and analyze feedback promptly allows educators to make timely adjustments to their teaching methods and digital resources, ensuring a more responsive and effective learning environment.

As we continue to refine the UX@School Handbook Framework based on these insights, we are committed to addressing educators’ needs comprehensively. Our goal is to provide a user-friendly and inclusive platform that empowers teachers to enhance their digital literacy skills and adapt to the evolving educational landscape seamlessly.

In conclusion, the insights gleaned from our engagement with educators through the UX@School project underscore the critical role of user-centered design in shaping digital learning experiences. By actively involving teachers in the development process and valuing their feedback, we have gained valuable perspectives that inform the refinement of our digital tools and resources.

Moving forward, it is clear that educators prioritize customizable feedback mechanisms, anonymity options, and real-time analysis capabilities in online tools for collecting student feedback. These features not only empower teachers to tailor their feedback collection to individual classroom contexts but also foster a culture of transparency and open communication.

As we continue to iterate on the UX@School Handbook Framework, our commitment remains steadfast in addressing educators’ needs comprehensively. By incorporating their suggestions and refining our approach based on their insights, we strive to create a user-friendly and inclusive platform that empowers teachers to navigate the complexities of the digital learning landscape with confidence.

Ultimately, our collaborative efforts within the UX@School project exemplify the power of partnership and co-creation in driving meaningful change in education. By bridging the gap between theory and practice, we aim to equip educators with the tools and resources they need to foster engaging and impactful learning experiences for their students, thus contributing to the advancement of education as a whole.

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