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Adaptive learning modules in the IdeaL project

The project deals with the creation of adaptive learning modules for students, the development and expansion of innovative learning spaces and, in cooperation with the Service Centre for Digital Exercises, with the development of further training courses for teachers. For the learning modules and the further training offers, the project relies intensively on Moodle with the extensions STACK, JSXGraph, H5P and Maxima.
The adaptive learning modules deal with self-contained mathematics topics. Embedded in agile tasks with complex feedback trees with answer-dependent feedback, the learning module for the subject area of "complex numbers" contains explanatory videos, theory sections and exercises. Two further learning modules on the topics of "differential calculus" and "linear algebra" are in the starting blocks and will soon be implemented. These modules will be used in the course "Mathematics for Engineers I" taught by Prof. Dr. Harald Schmid.

Contact persons:
Katja Dechant and Michael Weinmann
Phone: +49 (9621) 482-3731


Voltage characteristics in power electronics

In the current winter semester 2022/23, the Service Centre for Digital Exercises has translated a paper-based exercise sheet from the Power Electronics lecture into a digital assignment for Professor Heiko Zatocil, with the aim of making it available to students for free practice. The special feature of the exercise is that, in addition to the input of simple calculation results, it also contains a more complex drawing tool for the graphic input of switching curves.
With the drawing tool implemented in JSXGraph, students can build up a voltage curve from several sections. The individual sections can then be moved and configured. Since the question type STACK is used, students can have their answers checked and receive targeted feedback. At the moment, students get feedback on the similarity to the solution or the number of voltage changes, for example. It is planned to further develop this input option and to use it in the future for electrical drive technology and mechatronic systems.