We visited Tapiola high school the 26th of April, when we had a set-up session in three courses. The teachers participating the pilot are Pia Liimatainen, Hanna Kokkonen and Vuokko Leislahti. They are going to use EdVisto in their courses of music, mother tongue and social studies. The teachers got interested in EdVisto after hearing about it from city of Espoo, which is one of the partners of xEdu Accelerator.
During our school visit, we tested creating videos in three classes at first so that each class had its own “tutor” presenting EdVisto, and later a bit more freely checking how it goes in each class. The students were using different devices and browsers, and we phased problems with some of them. We figured out that the problems were mostly related to iPads’ unupdated browsers, so we updated them to newest version. After that the service worked normally.
The technical issues work as good reminders that it’s important to update the schools’ devices regularly, so that you can get the best out of them. The visit was also an important lesson for our team to know different browser version behaviour, and after the session we did some changes to EdVisto, so that it will be working also with older versions.
KYKY project of Espoo city has also written a post about EdVisto’s pilot in Tapiola high school.
(Photo by: Katja Hagman)