My role here
The breadth of my BFA project showcased my skills in various domains, including:
The challenge for this project was to envision a world where grades no longer dictated success. My senior project aimed to reimagine the traditional grading system. To tackle this, I conducted extensive historical research, gathered empirical data, and conducted surveys, focusing on four main areas of exploration:
Innovations to replace the conventional grading system.
Exploring the impact of a new grading system on learning.
Identifying necessary tools for teachers to monitor student progress.
Finding ways to inspire students to compete and excel without traditional grades.
BFA project exploring how to improve our current school grading methods.
i-learn 4.0 Student Hub
Introducing iLearn 4.0: After months of research on grading systems, the project proposed the following innovations:
Concept-Unit Correlation: Introduced a connection between concepts and unit blocks, marking them as 'learned' or 'in progress.'
Mastery-Based Progress: Implemented a system where students advanced to new topics upon demonstrating knowledge, application, and effective classroom collaboration.
Digital Learning Environment: Shifted all learning online, turning homework into classroom work.
Progress-Based Placement: Eliminated age-based placement, focusing on individual progress tracking.
The full process for this project was completed in two semesters at the university.
First Semester - Extensive Research
Investigated the challenge.
Explored historical context.
Reviewed prior innovations.
Examined attempted solutions.
Second Semester - Development and completion:
Phase 1: Developed an independent solution.
Phase 2: Collaborated with mentors, peers, professors, and industry experts to refine the proposed solution.
Designed a physical booth resembling a student's dorm.
Central laptop showcased live grading software.
Included engaging video presentations highlighting the tool's comprehensive solution to the challenge.