The papercube-Team has won the Jade Teaching Award!
First Jade Teaching Award
University honors Andreas Baumgart
Wilhelmshaven. Learning Java is often a challenge for the students of the Management, Information, Technology department. The project #Papercube, launched by Andreas Baumgart, intended to overcome this challenge.
At yesterday’s presentation of the First Jade Teaching Award, Baumgart – Teacher for Special Tasks in the MIT department – was honored for his efforts. “This prize is not meant to just recognize his excellent way of teaching”, said Vice President Prof. Dr. Andrea Czepek at the award ceremony, “it is also about appreciating the special commitment with this innovative project.” During the ceremony, the award winner explained everything about Papercube (Jade Welt reported). Within three modules in the program computer science and management, paper cubes are to be accurately cut, grooved, glued and folded using the #Lego® #Mindstorms® #Education #Technology. The entire project was developed in Java with the goal to impart the theoretical content in an exciting and creative way.
The project was started by students for students. Since March 2015, Andreas Baumgart and students of the program computer #science and management have worked with Papercube to continuously refine and improve it. The software technology is something to be proud of, says Baumgart, and thus the lecture content is supposed to be easier to handle.
Papercube was already presented last year at the IdeenExpo in Hanover and at the #World #Robot #Olympiad in #Qatar. Jade University will now award the Jade Teaching Award yearly for innovative teaching methods.
Prior to the award ceremony, a selection of other didactic projects was presented. About one hundred didactic projects have been supported with the “Förderfonds für Didaktische Projekte” (Fund for Educational Projects) by Jade Hochschule since 2011 for a total of 800,000 Euros.