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Fall 2019: Building Computer-Based Supports for Student Learning Through Inquiry

Fall 2019: Building Computer-Based Supports for Student Learning Through Inquiry

Course No:
EECS 498-009
Credit Hours:
4 credits
Instructor:
Elliot Soloway and Mark Guzdial
Prerequisites:
Senior standing

In this 498, the goal will be to build software to support educational activities in K-12 and in higher education. Faculty in K-12 have suggested the need for specific pieces of software. For example, a 3rd grade teacher has been pleading for a T-Chart app one that is collabrified, i.e., it supports synchronous collaboration. In higher ed, in materials courses, there is a need for a VR app to help students visualize the atomic structure of the materials. In high school, there is a need for a tool to support historical inquiry. In past iterations of this project, students have built software that is actually used in schools, nationwide. Teams will be formed; they will use the agile software development methodology: cycles of design, build, user test. Be prepared to visit classrooms and hear first-hand what users think of your software!

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