Together with my colleague Edoardo Charbon, we developed a new course on Imaging Sensors. The course is intended for students of the first year of our international EE MSc program. We had 28 students which chose to follow the class. Quite a nice success.
Why do I put this message in my blog ? Well to tell you about our examination procedure. Instead of asking the students to learn all kind of definitions by heart, we gave them a list of about 50 technical publications, material that came mainly from IEEE and IISW. We asked to all students to select one publication, study it, make a poster of it and then explain the material by means of the poster to the two professors and their colleague students.
We just had the poster sessions last week, and overall the students did very well. It is amazing to see how easily these young people pick up the ideas presented in the publications and how they explained it to the audience. A big advantage of this way of examination is the fact that you learn something from it yourself. It is really funny to see your own ideas explained by others in a way that is completely different from the way I would have done it myself.
So in conclusion I think it was a very successful experiment, worthwhile to repeat in the coming years.