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PSC for Teachers

Dedicated to educators who teach in innovative ways

Why teach with simulations

An increasing number of higher education institutions moves towards innovating teaching methods. These initiatives are often orientated towards enhancing the student learning experience. Nevertheless, many engineering courses providers face an ongoing struggle when designing student tasks. Striking the right balance between theoretical knowledge and real-life practical problems is often difficult to attain.

It is in the interest of educators to arrange teaching methods and assessments which reflect aspects of the real world in an interactive fashion. Simulations in engineering education bring broad-spectrum benefits.

  • Students develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills and master technical knowledge of computer simulation.
  • Academia fosters hands-on teaching, promotes self-study, motivates and inspires young professionals.
  • Industry benefits from skilled and highly-capable individuals and reduced training expenditures.

 

Educational tools for teachers

PSC for Classroom Projects

Enhance your curriculum and student learning experience with PSC by having one of our PSC task phases scheduled for your classroom. PSC phases are independent, sequential tasks that are an integral part of the yearly challenge.

Students participating in a task phase scheduled for your classroom will automatically remain in the competition able to compete for the official PSC Awards.

All you need to do is to let us know when you teach and we’ll take care of everything.

Ways to work with the PSC in the classroom

  • Add-on class training tool
  • Class graded/non-graded exercise
  • Group graded/non-graded exercise

Add-on student independent training tool

PSC runs entirely online and is fully automated. It has never been easier to train process simulations outside the university and in the comfort of own room. Motivate your students to go the extra mile and to register with PSC today!

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Teachers who work with PSC

Jeffrey Mark Halpern, Assistant Professor at University of New Hampshire, USA

Sample document: UNH- PSC as a Class Graded Exercise.

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Ewelina Brodawka, Ph.D. Student, Ewelina Brodawka, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

“We incorporated PSC into the curriculum to bridge the gap between academia and the real engineering world. Thanks to the grading tool, we effortlessly assess more than 80 students every year.”

Award Credits

We know how cumbersome it can be to assess large student groups. To make it easier, we developed a unique grading tool for PSC tasks. The free feature enables teachers to:

  • Awards credit automatically with one click only
  • Define top/bottom credit threshold
  • Assign students into groups
  • Filter participants data
  • Export data in CVS or Excel

The grading tool is only visible and accessible to teachers. Interested? Contact us for the free access link.

Example:

1. Define the top and bottom results for your student list/group.

2. Adjust results to your own credits system.

 

Innovate in the classroom with PSC