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
of students currently experience or have experienced some form of mental illness
of students feel lonely and isolated in their studies
Learning something new is hard. But a little help goes a long way. Differ creates learning communities where students get help from each other and from peer mentors.
Keep your LMS for course content and assignments. Add Differ as a community to get help and support.
"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.