Dear friends! Mooqita has seen a lot of changes within the last 6 months. Mooqita.com have paused efforts to raise VC funding in favor of putting more energy in developing the platform and researching aspects of it, especially in the area of how users interact with it. Shoutout to our advisors Abby Kearns and Margeret Hall. With nearly twenty years in the tech world, Abby Kearns is a true veteran of the industry.
Mooqita is happy to announce that our team’s case study submission was accepted and published at CHI 2018, the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI is the premier international conference on human-computer interaction that brings forth researchers and practitioners to discuss advances in interactive technology. This year the conference took place from April 21st – April 26st in Montréal Canada, and our Mooqita team members Markus Krause and Jan Smeddinck attended and represented the team.
Welcoming Collaboration The Mooqita team is happy to grow - at least for a while - due to four brilliant visiting student researchers from Open Lab and the Digital Civics research initiative at Newcastle University. Rosanna Bellini, Jan Kucera, Jay Rainey, and Dan Richardson will support the ongoing research efforts around matchmaking, negotiation, and group-work that are concerned with core aspects of the Mooqita process, working with Jan Smeddinck at the International Computer Science Institue (ICSI) at Berkeley.
The Heidelberg Laureate Forum and Mooqita We are humbled and extremely excited that two of our team members - Markus Krause and Jan Smeddinck - were selected to attend the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2017. The event is organized by the Klaus Tschira Foundation (KTS) in cooperation with the ACM and multiple other partners. In the spirit of the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meetings the event brings together laureates from computer science and mathematics.
Mooqita is a platform that connects organizations, learners, and educators, creating meaningful learning experiences by solving real world work tasks. We help your learners to transfer the knowledge and skills you teach them into real world experience by enabling them to solve tasks that come from companies we work with. In the process, the students improve their soft skills by working on larger projects that can’t be solved alone, fostering team work, and communication in multicultural groups across different time zones.
We are conducting our first test run with the beta system and have some preliminary results. A total of 158 Students from the BerkeleyX Ruby online course on EdX accessed our website for the experiment. From 88 (~55%) of these students started the challenge, 14 (9%) submitted a solution, and 12 (8%) solutions were correct (solved the challenge), 6 (5%) Students submitted a solution for the second challenge and were invited for the paid group assignment.
Mooqita is a platform that connects organizations, learners, and educators, creating meaningful learning experiences by solving real world work tasks. Note: This describes the workflow facilitated by the Mooqita ecosystem. All business relations are handled by mooqita.com. We match your organization with capable and highly motivated learners by letting them solve tasks that are crucial in your day-to-day operations. This builds up a pool of tested potential hires for you.