Within the AndroidEDU Google EMEA Program, the LSI department an the Barcelona Informatics School at UPC has organized an innovative Android programming workshop. During ten weeks, twenty students (organized in small groups) come across and solve technical difficulties arising in the actual Android programming. By the end of the course, each group develops its own Android application. The patent motivation in Android among students has allowed us to apply proactive learning techniques with very good results. As teachers, this experience has enabled us to meet new challenges, since it has forced us to rethink our role, to create educational material accordant with the new communication media (web-based on-line forums, YouTube, etc.), and fostering a fruitful collaboration between teachers and students.
posted by Maria Serna