2017 Code for the Mission
Education: Apps that Support Diversity in Education
The disparity between women and underrepresented minorities who pass introductory computer science courses and men who pass is one of the largest across UCLA. Pointers is an online platform to aims to lessen the cultural and social barriers to academic success. Everyone learns differently, and Pointers aims to help all students by providing many different methods of learning. The platform connects students with notes, online tutors and mastery-based learning, to better prepare and practice the material they have learned in class. We are launching Pointers in Fall 2018, for students in CS 31 and 97.