Shkollegi social network — dvhb

Shkollegi is a professional social network designed by dvhb for the Regional Department of Education. Creating a network automatically connects all teachers to their school and district communities to enable better communication and collaboration. Distribute announcements, exchange resources, and share best practices—see the power of having everyone connected.

We developed a concept, a user interface and a closed beta-version of the social network. At the moment registration is available by invitation only.

Project goals and objectives

1

Supply information
regarding educational procedures

A networking space which includes discussion threads is used to inform staff of the latest Federal education system reforms and innovations initiated by The Federal Department of Education.

2

Methodical material provision

Article release and distribution, discussions about concerning topics, live expertise and opinion exchange, announcements on professional events aimed at raising the level of one's professional skill.

3

Expertise and skill development

Join a unique offline community (group) of your choice to make new friends or meet up with like-minded people to exchange ideas with.

4

Online teacher office

Network users can team up in groups based on interests or in accordance with their professional area of expertise, as well as by location and their affiliation with a certain Educational Institution. With this, a restricted information environment is created for teachers to discuss hot topics, share publications and exchange educational materials.

Shkollegi Social Network is based on a club concept.
Specific groups are created for each project, subject, institution and location. New users are assigned to a certain community in accordance with their occupation and place of employment.

Registration procedure

Educational Institution employees with invitations by name are the only ones allowed to sign up for membership.

Settings

The employer name and full user details are shown on their profile.

Based on the information provided during the registration procedure, the user gets assigned to 5 professional groups.

Timeline

Timeline is a user home page that serves as a data collector for all of the reviewed materials, notifications sent by connections, affiliated events and other items the user is signed up for at the moment.

Events

Events are various online and offline occurrences where the user can either create the event on his own or join an existing one. Every event is initiated by specific club, and the events populate the user’s personal calendar.

Messaging and commenting

The discussions on the materials and on upcoming events are originated through the comment threads.

Users are able to initiate private messages or a group conversation.

Webinars

All network members can initiate professional webinars to discuss any important matter or concern within the professional community.

All network members can initiate professional webinars to discuss any important matter or concern within the professional community.

All network members can initiate professional webinars to discuss any important matter or concern within the professional community.

All network members can initiate professional webinars to discuss any important matter or concern within the professional community.

Earning reputation

The user’s current rating implies their reputation status, which is formulated by taking into account several factors (correlation between shared post quantity and quality, number of comments written, etc. ).

The club (group) reputation may vary depending on the shared content quality and the activity of its members.

The details on reputation status changes are visible to all network members.

History
26.12.2012 23:03
Event creation «Class Hour, dedicated to family related issues»
26.12.2012 23:03
Complaint reports «How to fight procrastination?»
26.12.2012 23:03
Session lasts for more than 24 hours

Badges

In order to stimulate user activity our social network possesses certain gamification capabilities.
Achievements are the reward system designed to encourage users become active members of Shkollegi social networking. Users are rewarded upon achieving certain results or status changes on a specific project.

Tips on use

Tips for use provides answers to FAQs and detailed information on system functions.
Newcomers seeking relevant information regarding the operation of the website are able to go through a tutorial to obtain any relevant information concerning website operation.