Last year we announced our new Beta MobLab Instructor Console at EconEd 2017. It was clear MobLab Beta was a hit! Our colleague Bob Gazzale gave a presentation about MobLab in TA-led tutorials and we even had a betta fish at our booth–lovingly cared for by Jose Vasquez’s daughter post conference.
Now it’s EconEd 2018 and most of our MobLab users are on our sleek beta design. When we envisioned this change in 2017, we wanted MobLab to fit seamlessly with other apps and functions students use daily to improve their learning experience.
When I reflect on our console changes, I return to Mike Enz’s EconEd 2018 presentation on small changes he made to align his class with the science of learning. I believe MobLab’s development is always centered around creating a fun, experiential environment where students can explore the interworking and underlying principles of economics. And as Mike Enz illustrated, adding up those small changes matters.
But most importantly, our new console is laying the foundation for what’s to come. I’ll leave you with a teaser: MODULES.
I’m looking forward to this continual Friday column to feature our pedagogy tips, the MobLab platform, and some of the most popular mob questions, ie. what is it like to work for our CEO Walter Yuan? Do I run a game before or after coving a theory? Stay tuned!