QANDR making inroads into higher education
After having experimented with Noterik’s tool QANDR for a while, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA) has now entered into a more formal partnership with Noterik. The aim is to further embed QANDR within the university and finetune the software for use in a variety of educational settings, thus enhancing and enlivening classes with this innovative tool. A session with a group of second year students (see video) was a clear case in point.
When Rick Goossens of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences wanted to use a positioning matrix in an informative plenary session with a group of first year students, QANDR, that he and his colleague Jan-Jaap Heine had previously used as research tool in Design Thinking sessions, was the logical choice.
QANDR’s quadrant module proved well suited to the occasion, and approximately 100 students concurrently participated, moving their individual dots on their smartphones, and seeing them instantly reflected on the main screen. All in all, a nice interactive format that not only made for a cheerful and playful atmosphere, but generated insights as well. This video gives an impression of the session.
This session once again demonstrated QANDR’s versatility, and its potential to enhance educational settings with visual interactivity, both for research and presentation of educational material. It also proved that, although QANDR is nowadays mainly used in smaller groups in fields like qualitative research, it can just as well be used in larger groups, with different dynamics but equal added value.
Noterik is open to partnerships with other educational institutions, both tertiary and secondary, if they are interested in experimenting with the new formats that QANDR can bring to the table.