The WeNet ambition is that the diversity-aware support will provide an improved environment for students (in terms of behaviour, communications and outcomes) compared to existing tools or tools that are not diversity aware. Particularly in the current pandemic situation, the students, wherever they are located, are forced to be apart and are struggling to keep up with their studies while in isolation and with their everyday life completely turned upside down. Thanks to WeNet, students can benefit from having a channel to communicate to each other, to learn about their own community and at the same time discovering the beauty of its diversity while supporting each other in their everyday tasks.
All the pilots will run on a common scenario: “ask for help” – The students are invited, through a chatbot application that runs on Telegram, to communicate to each other asking questions to the community of students and enabling interactions that would hardly happen in their everyday life.
The pilots have multiple goals:
- to validate the application developed on top of the WeNet platform: how real users will be able to accomplish a given task;
- to demonstrate the functionalities of the platform through the integration of the work done in the different technical activities;
- to collect data about users’ behaviour to validate the model of diversity derived from previous WeNet diversity measurement pilots and therefore better understand the specificities of the different pilots’ contexts.
University of Trento (Italy), National University of Mongolia, University of Aalborg (Denmark), Universidad Católica “Nuestra Señora de la Asunción” (Paraguay), London School of Economics (UK).
Students that participated to the WeNet diversity measurement pilots: approximatively 50-70 students per pilot
15-29 March 2021
We are looking forward to the feedback from participants – updates will be published on this website at the end of the pilots.