Case Study

Re-thinking Education @ U of M

Simple tweaks can improve student and teacher performance


improvement in test scores


increase in new student relationships


more work for teachers & students

The University of Minnesota Challenge


Engineering study groups, 3 times over the course of the semester, will improve:
+ student performance
+ teacher engagement
+ student’s preference toward smarter study groups going forward


Group involvement, now easier than ever.

The UMN classes were re-engineered, as shown in the video. Note that NO other interventions were taken in order to prove the impact of just tweaking study groups.

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Collaboration statistics


“Amazing results” 4.3 out of 5

According to industry survey standards, ‘Good to Very Good’ correlates to about 3.7 out of 5. These outstanding results (albeit against a small sample) are grounds for further analysis about what would drive students in their major to select classes that use intentional study groups.

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