CAMPUS ONLINE - THE FUTURE OF LEARNING
AcadeMedia is the largest privately owned educational business in Sweden. They operate throughout the entire educational chain, towards a wide array of audiences ranging from pre-schoolers to senior students. This results in a large amount of information that needs storing, preferably in one place to make life easier for teachers and students looking for digital resources. Bombayworks was tasked with creating a web-based and highly dynamic platform for AcadeMedias upper secondary school section. The result was Campus Online.
The background for this project is that AcadeMedia lacked a proper platform that stored their digital resources, which were thus spread across the web. There was an idea for a virtual campus, and in order to make it a reality AcadeMedia invited several digital agencies to present their takes. Bombayworks won the pitch and the project took off in 2019.
ONE PLATFORM, ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES
The project started with a pilot at the NTI upper secondary school in Nacka just outside of Stockholm. This was a hard-coded solution, only containing the functionality needed to validate and test the concept.
Since then the platform has matured into what is now Campus Online, a dynamic web platform connected to a growing network of schools. Students can keep track of due assignments, check their schedule and visit Google Classroom. Teachers get access to a different view where they can easily set deadlines, register absentees, create tests and share webinars.
The project was partially developed in sprints. The platform evolved from a set of specified needs, adding necessary bits and pieces after standups between Bombayworks and AcadeMedia. Bombayworks’ analysts, developers, testers and designers were involved in creating a user-friendly platform for the sake of future learning.
A Focus on accessibility
User-friendliness has been given top priority throughout this project.
– We managed to pull off a platform that covers the everyday needs of both teachers and students, says Caroline Schouenborg, Project Manager at Bombayworks.
Connecting a new school to the platform is as easy as Bombayworks simply adding additional users to a list in the system. Content is then updated to fit the needs of the newcomer. Collecting all this information in a multi-facetted and complex system whilst keeping a high level of flow and usability has been a challenge. One that we excelled at.
Digital all the way
Following the success of Campus Online AcadeMedia and Bombayworks have started digitalising other tools relevant to the field of adult education.
– ”Snacka med SYV” is a tool that lets students get in contact with student counsellors via video or telephone. Implementing such a service into Campus Online would harmonise well with the platform’s current system setup, says Caroline Schouenborg.