The transition to remote learning has been very rushed, and communication between students and professors is a challenge, especially during lecture. Livestream chats are used for questions, but its simplicity means that it can be overwhelmed with off-topic information and many repeated questions, leading to professors missing important questions from students. Online forums solve this issue, but are not in real-time, meaning students have to wait for their questions to be answered, sometimes more than a day. Because of these challenges, we wanted to design an application that creates a specific place for professors to answer questions during lecture.
What it does
AskQ aims to improve the student-professor communication, creating a specific space for questions to be asked and stored. The professors can view the questions, and answer them when they see fit.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
This was the first hackathon for three of our group members, and they definitely learned how to manage the craziness of a 24 hour deadline, and how to quickly learn the basics of new frameworks and languages on the fly. The team also learned how to stay positive, especially in times of frustration.
What's next for AskQ
Next for AskQ, we want to implement a rating system for the questions. We want students to be able rate up questions that they think are good, or questions that they may also have. We want to dynamically sort the list, keeping the highest rated questions at the top, for the professors to answer first. We also want to implement containers for questions, so a question could get tagged with a specific topic, and go there.