Apps are dedicated software tools that help students in their inquiry learning tasks and help students to create hypotheses, design experiments, make predictions, formulate interpretations of the data, etc. Other learning apps present students, for example, with a quiz or allow students to view online teacher feedback. The apps can be combined with an Online Lab to create an Inquiry Learning Space (ILS). Learning Analytics apps give teachers an overview of students’ progress in the ILS.
This app allows the use of Matlab in an Inquiry Learning Space.
In the report tool the learners can create the final report of their work. The learners can include the content of other tools, such as concept maps, hypotheses, questions, observations and data graphs.
Add a social discussion in your class! SpeakUp allows you to create a chat room, which can be anonymous. Once inside, users can interact in it by writing and rating messages. It is also possible to create multiple-choice questions to poll the audience.
The GoModel modelling app allows you to create models and simulations. It can be used in various scientific domains to investigate complex phenomena. GoModel is based on the System Dynamics modelling language with stocks, flows, and feedback loops.
This app allows the teacher to see at a glance the list of files created by the students when they did it. Its aim is to have a real-time overview of the submitted files of each student in the ILS.
With Quest, teachers can create questionnaires and surveys. You can use Likert scales, multiple choice questions, or open answers as question types. Smileys and images can be included in questions, and the teacher can get an overview of all submitted responses.
This tool allows students to state themselves their overall progresses across phases in a given inquiry learning activity (between 0 and 100%). The self-assessment indicator can be adjusted at anytime using the cursor.
The viewer displays the content of another app in the ILS. It prevents the student from having to go back and forth between different phases, in order to consult an earlier result.
This application allows the automatic generation of basic user interfaces to access remote labs, which implement the Smart Device Specifications (https://github.com/go-lab/smart-device).
This app can be used by the students to view a timeline of their activities and compare it with that of other students. It displays the times during which the students were active in the different phases and apps of the ILS. The names of the other students are anonymous.