The Lake Constance region is also calling for more university graduates from STEM subjects. Unfortunately, difficulties in mathematics are often partly responsible for university dropouts or failures. Why? At the secondary level, there have been some cutbacks in mathematics instruction. It is also very different from the modules at the university of applied sciences. And the prior knowledge of the students is quite different due to different learning biographies. Also problematic is the transition from the very theoretical basics of the first year of study to the application-oriented engineering subjects in the later years of study. The research project aims to counter these breaks with a seamless learning concept – it is intended to show by way of example how they can be overcome. The focus is on a smartphone app for digital image processing, which is being tested at vocational secondary schools and universities of applied sciences. It can be used to perform simple operations on images – on faces, for example. Image processing and its mathematical foundations are a key technology in automation and digitization. With the app – in combination with tutorials – they can be taught innovatively and clearly. This increases the quality of teaching.
Project partners: ZHAW, HTWG Konstanz, BBZ Schaffhausen, Dermolockin GmbH
Project period: March 1, 2018 – May 31, 2020