Mobile Application to Promote Peer based Teaching and Learning
MetadataShow full item record
Learning is a social activity. Some have need for help and guidance, while others learn best by teaching others. A mobile app shall be designed and developed to help with this. Through this app, students shall be able to ask for help and/or offer themselves as teachers. To understand the target group and what they wanted out of such an app, students across a variety of studies were interviewed to gather data. From those, a paper prototype was created to test the usability of a planned digital prototype. From the findings of the interviews and usability tests were derived a list of requirements. A review was then done on what technology should be used to develop the digital prototype. React Native was the front-end technology chosen, while Firebase was chosen for the back-end. Development then went into high gear to produce a prototype. When it was ready it was put to another round of testing. The findings were majorly positive, almost all the requirements were covered and the prototype was deemed a successful proof of concept. The prototype will need further work before being released on different app stores.