Software Engineering Team earns award in national event
Shippensburg University’s Software Engineering Team earned an award in
the recent D2L
(Desire2Learn) Edge Challenge.
system is used at Shippensburg and at colleges and universities nationwide. The
event, for students and software developers nationwide, challenged teams to build
something that matters and that improves an aspect of the educational
experience. Teams consist of five members and a mentor.
Shippensburg’s team earned a $500 award from Domino’s Pizza for team members sophomore Nick
Hydock, junior Corey Peregord, sophomore Joshua Beck, sophomore Stephen Bussey
and freshman Tyler Dalious. Team adviser and mentor is Dr. Carol Wellington.
team created “Tune In,” a program that allows students to tell their professor
in real time if they understand the material being presented. The software’s
interface looks like a car radio tuner and students let their faculty member
know if they understand by turning the volume up or down. The professor can see
if students understand the material and, if they aren’t, to make adjustments
accordingly. Additionally, students can send a question to the teacher
while remaining anonymous to the rest of the class. Tune In works with smart
phones as well as iPads, laptops and desktop computers.
to an announcement about the contest, submissions were received from hundreds of participants and those were subsequently narrowed
to a shortlist of 27 apps.