Primary Engineer's aim is to inspire children, pupils and teachers through continued professional development, whole class project work, competitions and exhibitions. They call this the "STEM by Stealth" educational approach.
Jen Scurlock, Program Director, approached Bad Dinosaur create an online platform for teachers and students to engage in STEM learning, which highlighted the skills that students gained during project based learning by tracking the competencies that they have gained.
Unfortunately, Primary Engineer had already spent a large part of their budget developing a reporting tool which was not fit for purpose, and was not in line with their vision: to put the students first.
We continue to work closely with Primary Engineer to prioritise features for future development of the software and to fit development phases into their budget. Primary Engineer is currently looking at creative ways of using the platform and its data to challenge and improve the way STEM education is delivered in Primary and Secondary schools around the world.
The Primary Engineer software is running on our enterprise-grade managed cloud hosting service, which is taken care of by Bad Dinosaur 24/7/365. This means that Jen and Susan never have to worry about the availability of their software, nor do they have to install security updates - it's all taken care of by us.
We're satisifed that we've changed the client's whole perception of software development from a labourious and frustrating task to a fulfilling and positive experience, and Primary Engineer now sees software as a central part of their future growth strategy.