Investigators: Geb Thomas
Org Unit: College of Engineering
Department(s): Industrial Engineering
Proposal Summary:

The proposed project will develop a software tool that draws on game-like elements to help students learn about relational databases through guided tinkering.

By ‘learning by tinkering’, we mean the process of learning by exploring, modifying and manipulating authentic relational database problems. Our guided tinkering approach will use a gamified interface to structure, support, and scaffold students’ problem-based learning activities around relational databases.

This interface uses just-in-time feedback to authentic problem scenarios, among other elements, to complement and support other ‘sandbox’ learning activities.