Nextgen is an innovative online education system that connects under-represented and low-income students to top ranked institutions with prestigious education programs and alumni base. Nextgen partners with prestigious colleges and universities to offer special online enrollment program for a degree alongside traditionally enrolled peers.
DATE Aug - December 2015
MENTOR Jim Giordano & Christine Tate
ROLE Interaction & UI/UX Designer
PROJECT Change the World Challenge
This idea came to me when I was sick in college and had to miss multiple days of classes. As I was struggling with stress under my blanket watching Youtube videos and Twitch channels, I thought to myself: “What if... I can attend my classes like this livestream, so that I can interact, participate, and learn from the comfort of being at home?”
LIVE-STREAMING ENTERTAINMENTS, EVENTS, BUSINESS MEETINGS, CONFERENCES, ETC ARE ALL AVAILABLE TO ATTEND ONLINE. BUT TRADITIONAL COLLEGES ARE BEHIND IN THIS DIGITAL GENERATION.
Lowering the barrier of entry while not losing the quality of the education. Create a path of least resistance when it comes to gaining new information and knowledge.
The purpose of Nextgen is to create a system that delivers the quality and value of a traditional college degree program from well-recognized institutions with the accessibility and affordability that the current online degree programs and MOOC platforms provide.
A cloud-based solution
Nextgen is an online learning system that enables students all around the world the access to enroll and network with traditionally enrolled university students in the U.S. It's a cloud-based learning environment that allows students to keep up with their course activities, homework, test, and group projects all from the comfort of their home.
Nextgen will partner with prestigious colleges and universities to offer special online enrollment programs for students who wants to attend college online alongside traditionally enrolled peers. Our vision is to create a digital environment where students can receive the highest quality education without lowering the admission standards for top college institutions.
After evaluating the survey results and the current experience, here are the goals for the redesign
01. Networking ability for online students with traditionally enrolled college peers.
02. Real-time interaction with professors and students from top ranked universities.
03. Cloud-based Learn Management System that enables classroom video chat.
04. Online Degree program that gives user the choice to attend classes from home.
05. Employment and project opportunities with top talents and prestigious institutions.