Overview:

We trialled the LMS Beta product in 4 schools under the guidance and supervision of National University of Ireland, Maynooth. 

The trail was conducted in 2 phases using material provided by the Irish Educational Publisher C.J. Fallon

 

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Academically Validated

Conducted by the Dept. of Educational Psychology of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth

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Supported By

Cost of research was supported by an Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher

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School Profile

Conducted in 4 second level schools in Ireland

Student Profile

150 mixed ability students of Geography

Approach:

Phase 1: Allowed students to use the product for a 6 week period (both in class and at home) as an aid to review and revise some aspects of their Geography course. The platform was used on multiple devices including phones, tablets and desktops. Feedback was provided to Druid Learning by both teachers and students.

Approach:

Phase 2: Based on feedback from phase 1, improvements were made to the platform. A phase 2 trial was conducted. Students were formally examined on a number of Geography topics. Then 50% of the students used the platform to continue their revision on these topics. All students sat a second revision exam.

The case study is available for review on request. 

Teacher Focus Group

20 teachers were interviewed by NUI Maynooth. The teachers found the product particularly useful for differentiated teaching and learning. 85% would recommend it to a fellow teacher. 

Results

42% improvement occurred in the grades of students who used the Druid Learning App during Phase 2