Students are more stressed than ever. Loneliness, depression, and anxiety
are key factors for lack of student engagement and university dropouts.
Differ gives students a safe place to ask stupid questions,
conversations to join, and peer mentors to talk to.
of first-year students find it difficult to cope with social and academic aspects of university life
currently experience or have experienced some form of mental illness
29% feel lonely and isolated in their students
Learning something new is hard. Todays students have it more difficult than ever. But a little help goes a long way. Differ creates communities where students feel safe to ask stupid questions, are given a peer mentor and help each other succeed.
Differ is the missing part of the LMS - the one caring about the people, not the content. We have proven massive positive impact on student success only by focusing on starting conversations between people.
"With Differ we have gone from 5% to 85% student participation in less than a month. And our course completion rates are 3 times higher in some courses, which also increases our tuition revenues."
On its surface Differ is simply a messaging platform made for education. Beneath the surface it’s the safe space where students and teachers can collaborate and communicate on both a personal level and across multiple courses, cohorts, and even across an entire school.
Student- or teacher-driven course communities in large courses. Often includes teaching assistants.
Large-scale implementation for all first-year students. Use for buddy weeks or similar.
Fully remote online courses with peer mentors.