Title Open Education Stimulation Fund 2022 Degree of recognition Local Media name/outlet TU Delft Media type Web Duration/Length/Size 1 pag. Country/Territory Netherlands Date 23/02/23 Description The Open Education project “From theory to application: learning to optimize with Operations Research in an interactive way” focuses on increasing students’ understanding of and engagement with Operations Research (OR). Even though OR is quite an intuitive approach to problems, its rigorous models are challenging for students due to their high level of abstraction, especially in fast-paced courses.
Education-related literature highlights that a difficult aspect of teaching OR is fostering enthusiasm for developing optimization models. We plan to increase such enthusiasm level in a three-fold manner. First, by developing an open textbook on OR models. Second, by providing open source coded examples and visualizations that refer back to the book. Third, by designing board games mimicking the same models that can be played for experimentation. With such a comprehensive educational tool, students can learn OR with a multi-faceted, engaging, and fun approach.
URL https://www.tudelft.nl/open-science/funding/awarded-projects/open-education-stimulation-fund-2022 Persons A. Bombelli, B. Atasoy, S. Fazi, D. Boschma