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Transform Higher Ed learning with Lucidspark: Insights from a Professor

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  • Higher Ed

In a recent interview, a Higher Ed Professor shared insights into a groundbreaking learning experience created in collaboration with Lucidspark. The result? A 75-minute in-class experience that became the students' favorite, marking a unique milestone in their educational journey.

Meeting of minds: Blending strengths for a unique experience

The professor, along with Bailey, collaborated to craft a transformative learning experience. By combining Bailey's strengths with the professor's expertise, they shaped a Class A 75-minute session, initially conducted remotely and later in a classroom with students utilizing their laptops.

Student testimonial

A remarkable revelation surfaced as many students reported that this class was their favorite of the entire semester. They expressed encountering a learning experience unparalleled in their educational careers.

Analyzing the uniqueness: Key factors

The professor delved into the aspects that made this class extraordinary, pinpointing a few crucial elements:

  1. Inclusive environment: Catering to diverse learning styles

    • Lucidspark's versatile features allowed students of varying learning styles to actively contribute. Whether slow thinkers, fast talkers, or contemplators, every student found a comfortable way to participate.
  2. Visual and tactile learning: Creating an engaging environment

    • Lucidspark not only facilitated visual learning but also introduced a tactile dimension. The ability to manipulate visuals, move objects, and create Post-its elevated engagement, making learning a hands-on experience.
  3. Real-time visualization: Fostering peer Interaction

    • Lucidspark's collaborative platform enabled real-time visualization of ideas. Students could see each other's thoughts, fostering a metacognitive environment where ideas built upon one another, a phenomenon often missed in traditional lecture settings.
  4. Novelty factor: Embracing a new learning curve

    • While some students encountered a slight learning curve due to the novelty of Lucidspark, the overwhelming majority quickly adapted. The novelty of a visually engaging and collaborative platform outweighed any initial challenges.

Breaking down the impact: Metacognition and beyond

The professor emphasized the profound impact of Lucidspark on metacognition, allowing students to witness and engage with each other's thoughts in real-time. This level of interaction and visualization is unparalleled in conventional lecture hall settings.

Looking to the future: Novelty and innovation

The novelty of Lucidspark's platform added an extra layer of excitement for students, creating an environment where traditional boundaries of the classroom were transcended. Despite initial learning curves, the students' swift adaptation highlighted their readiness for innovative educational tools.

In conclusion, this interview provides a glimpse into the transformative power of Lucidspark in a Higher Ed setting. As educators and students increasingly embrace collaborative and visual learning, platforms like Lucidspark are poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of education.

About Lucid

Lucid Software is a pioneer and leader in visual collaboration dedicated to helping teams build the future. With its products—Lucidchart, Lucidspark, and Lucidscale—teams are supported from ideation to execution and are empowered to align around a shared vision, clarify complexity, and collaborate visually, no matter where they are. Lucid is proud to serve top businesses around the world, including customers such as Google, GE, and NBC Universal, and 99% of the Fortune 500. Lucid partners with industry leaders, including Google, Atlassian, and Microsoft. Since its founding, Lucid has received numerous awards for its products, business, and workplace culture. For more information, visit lucid.co.

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