I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with the stage 2 SOSI winners from last year over the past couple of weeks and the first application has entered the development pipeline.
We have chosen the Student Academic Literacy Tool (SALT) as our first development project. SALT aims to assist students to attain a high level of quality in their academic writing and does so with a simple checklist available on mobile devices in its first iteration. Students can use the checklist to identify ways in which to improve their writing standard, with each item expanding to a more detailed explanation. It services to motivate and raise awareness of the standard expected for academic writing and addresses the need for support in this area.
Holly and the team SALT are working closely with us to steer development, with product sprint planning and review meetings every week and we aim to deliver value in the form of product features at the end of each sprint.
We have discussed testing strategies and ways for users to feedback into the next development phase and we’re hoping to have MLP (minimum loveable product) ready for soft-launch BETA by the end of the month. I’m particularly interested to see how the idea will translate across disciplines and aimed at different levels of user groups.
For more information about SALT, check out their elevator pitch