Press Release 005/2019

Students Develop Open Source Teaching Software

In a New Teaching Laboratory, Tools and Programs are Being Developed for Computer Science Teaching - Developers Orient Themselves Directly towards the Needs of Pupils and Teachers
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In the future, pupils are to acquire basic knowledge in computer science. At KIT, computer science students develop tools for teaching. Picture: KIT/Gabi Zachmann

In order to master the challenges of digitization as adults, pupils need a broad basic education in computer science. However, teachers often lack the right tools to teach subjects such as software development or IT security. In the new open-source teaching software laboratory at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), students will gain practical experience in the development of open-source software and at the same time develop materials for teaching computer science.




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Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,800 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

ses, 15.01.2019


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