Recent changes in engineering education (relaxation of admission conditions, diversification in learning
speed,...) have lead to less homogeneity in the target group and require a more personalized approach.|
General web-based learning environments provide an easy access to relevant information (lecture notes, agenda,...) and often also a forum to stimulate discussions. So they facilitate learning but they do not intervene in the learning process directly.
A first step in handling this demand for more flexibility while keeping the teaching workload acceptable, consists in the automation of carefully selected domain-specific tasks. In particular, subtasks requiring a personalized approach (and hence much tutoring effort), were targeted.
Circuit Analysis (CASTr)Circuit analysis is a cornerstone in electrical engineering and developing comprehensive (symbolic) reasoning skills is an essential educational goal.
Based upon a considerable experience in teaching electronics,
a new training tool was conceived and implemented.
Triggered by user's comments, it is streamlined further and new features
will be added.