A taste of real-life work in my virtual classroom
October 06, 2021

A taste of real-life work in my virtual classroom

Gosia Plotka | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Miro

I am using Miro when teaching my students (including the apprenticeships scheme) and encouraging my colleagues to use it. I find it to be a wonderful tool to teach software development aspects such as requirements analysis or UX. Through exercises I am running with students I am facilitating, above all, their teamwork and perspective-taking ability. Also, as I recognise Miro to be a tool more and more popular in the industry (that was confirmed by my colleagues working in very successful companies around the world), my aim is to provide students with a skill that improves their employability. I am also managing and supporting people within my team. I encourage my colleagues to use Miro for teaching and research collaboration within the organisation.
  • Miro has a range of templates to use. It provides a very solid foundation to teach prospectus computing professionals.
  • It is universal, which makes it good to use in different domains - I was introduced to Miro by a team-building consultancy company using LSP®.
  • I am not only teaching students about, let's say accessibility, but I also train them in the tool that improves their employability.
  • Works on mobile too!
  • It is fairly easy to use (although there are still some aspects I need to understand) and has, by the look of it, a very supportive community associated with it.
  • As mentioned before, consider adding some more templates.
  • Add an additional way of categorising templates e.g. by the profession that uses them the most often.
  • I believed I saw someone using tabs for different teams (like in a spreadsheet) but I could not find it on my board. That would be a very useful feature - if I could give teams of students to access different tabs so they can focus and work just there (without disturbing others).
  • Supports team working.
  • Provides me with easy-to-use templates.
  • Enables me to create other templates and/or share mine with others.
  • Gives students a good feel for how things work in the industry.
Works well on my laptop and mobile.
I can link it with Microsoft Teams (have not tested it enough yet).
Enables me to work with people within and outside of the organisation.
For educational purposes I would plan it a bit differently
Miro has greatly impacted collaboration during my remote work with students, this summer and also running the project with my colleagues. Also, simply for mapping and sharing the ideas during ideation. I learned about Miro during online training on very hands-on methodology and it worked perfectly well. That is how I knew I could use it for my purposes.

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I came across both Mural and Airtable but do not know enough about them yet. In terms of Jamboard - my answer is to provide templates. I also appreciate that Miro offers a free license for academic purposes.
Is perfect for group work as I already mention the number of templates included is amazing - so e.g. if I can give students a task to create an empathy map together but also if I work with my colleagues on research or teaching-related matter. I found it a bit less helpful if I want students working in pairs on the same issue without the need of creating separate boards (what makes it even more difficult to supervise or mark) or students to be able to see how others work.