Online Learning Update

November 28, 2014

Building Mobile Apps for Faculty

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By Toni Fuhrman, Campus Technology

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s application development team meets faculty mobile app needs by working collaboratively, managing goals and expectations, and emphasizing transparency. Recently, the application development team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison created a Web-based tool that allows students to explore genetic variation. Developed for a professor in the Biochemistry department, the application lets users manipulate a series of data in order to demonstrate the effect on a genome sequence. “The faculty member approached us with an Excel spreadsheet and a series of equations,” recalled Andrew Goldstein, the university’s assistant director for Learning Solutions, DoIT Academic Technology.

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