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Classistant: Technical Report

Reid, Paul (2018) Classistant: Technical Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The Purpose of this Executive Summary is to give you an insight into what Classistant is and what it is trying to achieve.

Classistant is a Responsive Web Application which allows Students and Lecturers digitally interact with each other during class time. The goal is to digitise some of the typical social interaction in the classroom to remove social anxiety from students and allow them to speak out and ask questions without outing themselves to a large group of peers.

Classistant is light weight and portable and can be deployed on almost any cloud application service such as Heroku.

The Project was conceived during my time Lecturing for the Computing Support office at NCI. My experience made me realise how real the lack of questioning is, and how many students slip through the cracks, scraping by hoping to get a pass.

The application is developed using the Ruby on Rails framework and a number of technologies and libraries. The application uses Web sockets and ActionCable to create real-time environments in which students and lecturers can interact with each other through a number of different channels.

The end result of the project is to hopefully increase Student – Lecturer engagement and I hypothesise the average grade for any given class which implements Classistant to rise too, as students will be encouraged to ask questions and can do so Anonymously or otherwise.

Classistant in my view is the service Education doesn’t realise its missing.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science

Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software

Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4150 Computer Network Resources > The Internet > World Wide Web > Websites > Website Design
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Telecommunications > The Internet > World Wide Web > Websites > Website Design
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Website Design
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Website Design
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2018 15:52
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2018 15:52
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3499

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