projects about

res
_research, evaluate and share

Rana Cakir, Hilda Kalyoncu, Sina Schulz
supervised by Prof. Hans Krämer

sep 18 - feb 19

short description

res is a web application that brings digital scientific work closer to students. The student is stimulated to think about the topic given by the teacher before he starts the actual research. The application makes it possible to easily record, structure and organize content for presentations or projects in one place. The research phase is enormously simplified by automatically importing the sources with the correct reference. Completed projects can be easily exported and are available to the student and his classmates even after the presentation has been submitted. The student is supported in his independent work by various tips.

research, evaluate and share

The research phase is the most important and longest phase within a project. It is the foundation of the whole project. The largest and increasingly important source of education for this is the Internet. Especially students who start to give lectures at secondary school, i.e. become an expert on a topic and then pass it on to their classmates, mainly use the Internet to get information. However, they are not taught how to look for suitable sources for information collection and how to structure and organise this newly acquired information. In online research, it is easy to find that many tabs are open and various helpful text passages from several sources are added to one's work. The sources quickly become confusing and get lost or confused.

participation

res is a web application that brings digital scientific work closer to the student. The student is stimulated to think about the topic given by the teacher before starting the research. The application enables content for presentations or projects to be easily recorded, structured and organized in one place. The automatic import of the sources with the correct reference simplifies the research phase enormously. Completed projects can be easily exported and are available to the student and his classmates even after the presentation has been submitted. The student is supported in his independent work by various tips. From pupil to pupil.

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The library forms the core of the application, here the student can create new projects, view and edit his current ones and view already published topics of classmates. As soon as a new project is created or assigned by the teacher, the student can start the project and is supported by res in his presentation preparation. The student is guided through the phases of brainstorming, research and analysis. In the first phase of the brainstorming, the student is encouraged to record the existing knowledge on the topic and to consider possible search terms for the research. In addition, the mindmap serves for the later structuring and helps to understand connections of structures or sub-topics. In the next step, the mindmap is transformed into a structure, which is to be aligned with the main topics of the teacher's specifications. Now the research phase begins and the student is supported in collecting and evaluating qualitative information.

"Education does not come from reading, but from reflecting on what has been read."- Carl Hilty