Outcome of Studentlitteratur’s in-depth test of LoopMe with 116 teachers

During the fall and winter we in the LoopMe team have had a collaboration with Studentlitteratur (a major Swedish publisher house) where they have really put LoopMe to the test. In three different municipalities, LoopMe has been tested in teacher training in cooperative learning. A total of 116 teachers participated in the work. The work was done in close collaboration with experts in cooperative learning. Niclas Fohlin and Jennie Wilson designed action-oriented assignments in LoopMe, and then gave educators feedback after completed assignments via LoopMe.

In parallel with this, Leif Lundgren at Studentlitteratur has conducted a study where information has been collected from school leaders, teachers and experts more specifically about how they perceived the work with LoopMe. Now this information has been analyzed in detail.

How did it go then?

Well, according to those who participated in the project and the subsequent evaluation, it went absolutely brilliant. LoopMe proved to make school development more concrete, more scientific and more visible. The pace of development work increased. The effort for teacher skills development reached more teachers, became more equal and more enduring. As many as 98% of the 43 people who subsequently participated in the evaluation stated that they were satisfied with the assignments they had received in LoopMe, and a full 100% were satisfied with using LoopMe to reflect on how they were doing. The tool itself was found to be easy to use and smooth, and 91% were satisfied with it. 86% thought LoopMe had made a real difference to them personally. They appreciated that teachers test things everyone together, that the work is more enduring, that you get feedback from experts and that all reflections are collected and structured. The challenges that were raised afterwards were that the feedback sometimes took a little too long, that it sometimes became stressful to work on assignments, and that for some it felt unfamiliar to use a new digital tool.

Cooperative learning was also tested

Cooperative learning as a phenomenon also received a very positive response from the participants. The students’ involvement increased, they became more engaged. Weaker students in terms of knowledge put more effort in school.

We at the LoopMe team are very pleased to have been given the confidence to participate in such a rigorous test, and think it is nice to see that LoopMe is so appreciated by the staff at the participating schools. We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated and a special thank you to Leif, Niclas and Jennie who have worked hard on this test throughout the past year.