REMOTE LEARNING EXPERIENCES WITH INTRODUCTORY MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT COURSE
University North / Inter-biz (CROATIA)
After years of providing an introductory mobile app development course for our undergraduate bachelor students in electrical engineering, during the Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown, we had to offer the same course as a remote e-learning course. It was our intention to cover all the topics of the standard course and to, somehow, carry out both the lectures and practical computer labs. While the lectures could be mostly performed as one-way, less-interactive remote learning, for computer labs we had to choose a solution allowing two-way interaction as well as mechanisms for students to present their current work.
This paper describes the approach used for performing our course in remote learning mode. Synchronous lectures, as well as asynchronous recordings of those lectures, are shown as an example. Details and a list of useful tools used for remote two-way computer lab teaching are also given. Some remarks relating to (also online/remote learning) student exams are included, together with our subjective view related to the achieved students' results. In our opinion, it can be concluded that remote learning can be used for those kinds of courses, but, as it is presented in the paper, there were some time-related issues that resulted in some minor decrease of course scope, meaning that all the topics planned were not completely covered.