Team ArchiTek is developing an interactive online experience for students from all around the world who will take GIS course of Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University. Click logo to see demo.
With our quiz system, we help find weak branches of each student so that they can know where they need to improve.
Based on analysis, we will offer each student an opportunity for remediation, which means that they can recover part of the grades that they lost by learning again.
College courses often have instructor videos that can be played before classes, or that must be played in distance learning offerings. Students may not be playing or paying attention to such videos. Often, instructors default to giving quizzes to test whether the video is watched and understood. We are looking into improving quiz-based strategies for fostering learning. Team ArchiTek is creating an interactive online quiz system for students in GIS course offerings of Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University. We are aiming for not just a quiz, but also a system that can enhance learning with technology. We will investigate techniques such as remediation systems, interactive multimedia quiz systems, badging, and gamification strategies for self-motivation. Our work allows students to learn by creating questions for each other online. ArchiTek seeks to enhance knowledge acquisition and self-motivation with technology.
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Here it comes! Team ArchiTek will present on Monday. During this week, we have added specific explanations to each option. According to the feedback from showcase, guests like our interactive map design practice, though it is difficult for people who are not major in geographic information system. We are optimistic that the story-driven map design Read more about Week 15 – Final Week[…]
After hard working for several weeks, ArchiTek made some progress in the soft opening. We have out the second and third map sets online, which are about the comparison between two choropleth maps and the comparison between a choropleth and graduate points. According to feedback: Pros: We get some credits for the interactive experience we Read more about Week 14[…]
Working hard through this week, generally team ArchiTek is keeping iterating and polishing the project. Here is our URL: architek.etc.cmu.edu/ In detail: We met with John on Monday morning and designed a questionnaire for him. John gave us some suggestions: We’d better unify the style of navigation buttons Adding feedback such as audio or visual Read more about Week 13[…]
Team ArchiTek is polishing the map design part, including changing the buttons, adding texts and inserting theme pictures. In terms of story telling part, we are drawing cut scenes for the second and third parts of the story. Before the playtest on Tuesday, we plan to provide a whole version of our product with entire Read more about Week 12[…]
This week, team ArchiTek continues iterating our story and map design functions. We met Professor Kurland on Monday. She suggested that we use the data she gave us about fuel in USA. After a short discussion, we decided to use polygon map for map 1, which indicates the distribution of Vx. Then we will use Read more about Week 11[…]
Team ArchiTek presented what they have done in 1/2 presentation, and gave out a future plan for the following weeks. Before the presentation, ArchiTek has combined their story with the map design process. We iterated our story with our client and instructor. The final version is: In 2060, the earth is in energy crisis. Read more about Week 10[…]
This week was mostly finishing up more prototypes, and coming up with ideas for new prototypes. Combing our art work with the exercise, we met with our client and showcased our prototypes from last week to them, and got feedback on those ideas. We created a juicier background story: In 2020, human being are facing Read more about Week 8[…]
Team ArchiTek is now deep into both the paper prototype and the website frame. As a matter of fact, we should give a shot to see if the digital prototype will work after inserting the maps and design in the web page. The main focus of this week is breaking through technical problems and clarifying Read more about Week 7[…]
This week ArchiTek continued integrating new assets into the demo of map design, iterating our map design website with React and working on art assets. After meeting with Yuan, the TA of GIS course, our team got some important information about how students finished their assignment and how the final layout of their maps looked Read more about Week 6[…]
This week ArchiTek presented the process and got a great number of feedback from faculties. Before quarters, we designed an interactive online quiz system, aiming to replace the quiz currently on CMU blackboard. Faculties gave us various suggestions, which could be summed up as follows: ralph 3d printer–brain 3d–brain: where do we come from this Read more about week 5[…]