itsumo is an online space optimized for questioning and dialoging by young students. Peer-to peer dialoging take place in an
anonymous way with different partners each time for a sense of safety and depth of learning from every interaction.
Questioning, seeing others’ questions and choosing to answer some of them in a relaxed environment helps students study
and collaborate better, with positive social and emotional learning impacts. itsumo is designed to let almost any student join
the process of constructive conversation. What students speak out freely on itsumo would also inform education.
Students interact by questioning, answering, and sending feedback.
itsumo supports constructive question forming.
The student can see their progression.
The teacher can monitor the student discussion.
The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.
The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.
The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.