This is an exciting time at Expii! We have two courses in beta: Pre-Algebra and Biology. Over the next couple of months, we’ll be conducting research on these courses before releasing them in time for the new year.
We’re looking for educators like you to help us with our user research to get these courses in tip-top shape. By incorporating instructor and student feedback through a host of research methods, we’re excited to get started with our user research for teachers and students, and we could use your help. Read on for more about us, Expii.com, and our user research methods.
Who is Expii?
Expii gives students the power to choose how they learn. We know that each learner is unique and that everyone learns better when they are given access to education that speaks to them. Our in-depth lessons and problems are written in diverse voices and presented in various styles that connect with students’ real lives and unique interests by using practical, everyday examples and situations.
Through videos, illustrations, and text, we create content so that each student can find their own aha moment through creative, fun, practical, and personal lessons and practice.
Though Expii is being developed using a student-centered approach, we know teachers are students’ best advocates. Expii aims to become a free resource for both the teachers who have their choice of materials and those who need an innovative platform that will cater to students at different skill levels. Educators can use the Expii platform in their classrooms daily for everything from lesson introductions to building skills to unit reviews.
What is user testing?
User testing is how we learn about the current state of our product. This involves testing the look and feel, interactions, and content on Expii. Feedback from the sessions is collected live during the sessions and through surveys completed electronically. Each session is facilitated by one or two members of the Expii user research team.
All of our communication during the testing session is confidential, including the students’ or instructors’ comments and responses to our questions and discussions. We translate those comments into how we approach the design and delivery of our product.
User testing is conducted in sessions that are typically one hour long, and can be done one-on-one or one-on-many.
One-on-One User Testing
In a one-on-one user testing session, one Expii testing specialist will meet individually with a user. These sessions can be completed virtually or in person.
One-on-Many User Testing
For some user testing sessions, we will gather a group of a few users and one or more Expii testing specialists. These kinds of conversations are helpful for collaboration, brainstorming, and marketing-specific testing like focus groups.
How can you participate?
Do you teach 8th- through 12th-grade math or science? We would love your help with the main initiatives in our user research:
Teacher User Testing
We want to hear directly from you: what values you’re seeking in a tool like Expii, improvements and changes you dream up for this tool, and your general hopes and dreams for how Expii could be used in your classroom. If this sounds like an opportunity you’re interested in, we’d love to chat with you about how you can contribute to our user testing.
Student User Testing
You have some thoughtful and insightful students in your classroom. We’d love to borrow them for user testing via conversation and surveys.
If you, or some awesome teachers you know, are interested in participating or sharing your students, comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be in contact with opportunities to participate in our research, including scheduling a time to talk with you.