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Lightbulb Trust announces support for new Expert Feedback Tool

Oct 28, 2020
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“The way Apps for Good inspires young people to use technology in order to figure out ingenious ideas that help others – in the process, enhancing the participants’ own learning curves and life skills - is itself inspirational and ingenious."”

Salome & Ben Holden, Founders of the Lightbulb Trust

Apps for Good have partnered with Lightbulb Trust to prototype a new way for young people to engage with industry volunteers.

Lightbulb Trust funding will enable us to design, build and test a new Expert Feedback Tool.

Students taking an Apps for Good course will be able to post their work to our new platform at three points during the course. Industry expert volunteers will log-in and give written feedback on their ideation, wireframing and final design. The tool is designed to be flexible for volunteers. They can give feedback at any point in the week after the young person posts their work. In their next class, students will view their feedback, discuss it with a teacher, and further develop their Tech for Good product.

After announcing their support for the new project Salome and Ben Holden, founders and trustees at Lightbulb Trust, said:

“Apps for Good's vision aligns with Lightbulb's mission to empower children and young people through inclusive learning. The ramifications of Covid-19 upon children and educators have led to organisations with programmes that holistically join up digital and in-person learning such as Apps for Good becoming more relevant than ever.

The way Apps for Good inspires young people to use technology in order to figure out ingenious ideas that help others – in the process, enhancing the participants’ own learning curves and life skills - is itself inspirational and ingenious. We are proud to support their ongoing innovations.”

Prototyping the new tool will mean we can learn from young people, teachers and volunteers. This learning will enable us to scale up so that the tool is available to all Apps for Good schools by Easter 2021.

The Expert Feedback Tool compliments Apps for Good’s existing Expert programme. 200 volunteers from across the tech sector have signed up to dial in to classrooms and speak directly to young people.

To find out more please contact experts@appsforgood.org.