Using the Application Builder as a tool for teaching students

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Maximizing the efficiency of the learning process, while keeping students engaged — this is the common goal that professors hope to achieve in any course. In the realm of physics- and engineering-based courses, simulation apps are helping to strike such a balance by introducing students to complex concepts in a simplified format. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the innovative ways that university professors are utilizing apps within the classroom.

Along with the advantage of helping students understand key concepts faster, Jos van Schijndel, an assistant professor at the university, notes how the hands-on approach is also generating greater student engagement and interest: "The students are much more enthusiastic to start with the simulation because they can interact very intuitively with the simulation results from the beginning. This stimulates their curiosity to find out more about what’s behind the underlying model

Period19 May 2016

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