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September 8, 2023 (Updated February 21st, 2024)

How Ayoa Supports All University Students

by Alexa Dymond posted in DSA, Education and Learning, Neurodiversity.

Ayoa | How Ayoa Supports All University Students

Whether you’re neurotypical or neurodivergent, university life can be filled with numerous tasks, projects, and deadlines that can be overwhelming to manage. The good news is, applications like Ayoa are designed to help students stay organised, manage their time effectively, and enhance their collaborative efforts. Let’s delve into the various ways Ayoa can support university students.

Firstly, what does neurodivergent mean? Neurodivergent, a term that originated in the autism community, refers to individuals who have developmental disorders such as ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), dyslexia, among others. In contrast, Neurotypical refers to individuals who have typical developmental, intellectual, and cognitive abilities.

Ayoa is an all-in-one app providing online AI integrated support, whiteboards, task management, mind mapping, and instant messaging services. It’s a powerful tool for anyone balancing multiple responsibilities and projects, supporting both neurodivergent and neurotypical university students to meet the demanding requirements of their academic lives. Importantly, students can access their work anywhere since Ayoa also supports iPhone, iPad and Android devices. With an Ayoa Ultimate license, you enable unlimited sharing ability for students to collaborate with each other, including free users. Ayoa offers features like reminders, comments and video calls to enhance communication with educators. This one size fits all approach ensures full collaboration between DSA students and their fellow neurotypical peers. Fully inclusive team collaboration has never been easier!

Organisation and Task Management

The task management feature in Ayoa provides a visual platform where students can plan each piece of coursework, specific deadlines, and assignments. This visual mapping helps streamline thoughts, making the process of organisation easier. This is particularly beneficial for neurodivergent students who might have difficulty with organisation and time management due to conditions like ADHD or dyslexia, as it helps them visually structure their tasks.

Varying task board views such as Canvas, Workflow, and Gantt Timeline gives users the flexibility to manage tasks in a way that best suits their cognitive style. Furthermore, with personalised categorisation and customisable Task Boards, Ayoa can adapt to an individual’s specific needs.

Mind Mapping

Mind mapping is an invaluable tool for understanding complex topics, brainstorming ideas, and planning essays. Ayoa’s advanced Mind Mapping allows for a space to flesh out ideas in a non-linear and low-pressure manner. This visually-driven representation of information can be immensely helpful for neurodivergent students, particularly those with dyslexia or ASD who may find traditional linear notes challenging to absorb. By mapping out themes, ideas, or the structure of an essay via mind maps, Ayoa fosters a more inclusive learning process. Our Ai integration means neurodivergent users can enter specific topics of interest and watch the Ai generate mind maps before their eyes; supporting them to maintain engagement and focus whilst kick-starting thinking. See more about this in our video here:

Time Management

Successfully managing time can make the difference between academic success and failure. Ayoa’s Time Map and Planner features can help all students plan their days, weeks, or months ahead, adding tasks directly from their task boards to visually plan their time around their workload. Tools like the built-in calendar, deadline alerts, and task durations help students keep track of all their deliverables, be it assignments, exams or project deadlines. For neurodivergent students who often struggle with procrastination or time blindness, these features can prove extremely beneficial.

Team Collaboration

University life often calls for plentiful group projects and collaboration. Ayoa’s collaborative features ensure that everyone in the group is on the same page, can communicate effectively, and contribute equally. The instant messaging service allows real-time communication, idea-sharing, and problem-solving, all while keeping discussions organised and accessible. This is not only conducive to neurotypical students, but also aids neurodivergent students who may experience challenges in social interactions or traditional methods of communication.

By offering integrated chat within tasks, and task assignment features, Ayoa ensures that tasks and responsibilities are clearly allocated and understood by all team members. This clear division of labor and communication can reduce anxiety and misunderstandings, offering a more supportive and inclusive collaborative environment.

In a world filled with technological advancements, Ayoa stands out as a comprehensive tool that caters specifically to the diverse needs of both neurotypical and neurodivergent university students. It transforms the way students collaborate, organise, and manage their time, regardless of their cognitive diversity.

Ayoa’s flexible, user-friendly, and visually appealing interface accommodates different learning and working styles, which is particularly valuable in an educational setting that hosts a range of minds, each unique in their functioning and brilliance. Whether students are working on a team project, grappling with a complex idea, or juggling multiple deadlines, Ayoa is there to facilitate and simplify the process.

In conclusion, Ayoa’s suite of unique and versatile features help students navigate the chaotic waters of university life more efficiently. It isn’t just an app, but a supportive partner that encourages inclusive learning, boosts productivity and helps students of all types to reach their full potential. Regardless of where your neurodiversity lies, Ayoa provides the tools and environment to elevate your university experience. So, go ahead, give Ayoa a try and experience the transformative effect it can have on your academic journey.

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Alexa Dymond

Alexa is an innovative and passionate Marketing Manager at Opengenius, bringing a graphic design degree from the University of the West of England and a versatile toolbox of marketing and design skills amassed throughout her professional journey.

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