New app template targets interactive lesson creation

Approach uses cross-platform app template for active lessons

app-templateInstructors could create interactive, self-guided lessons for their students using a software startup’s cross-platform app template based on Purdue University intellectual property.

Kevin Hannon, founder of Active Lesson LLC, created the app template to strengthen his students’ understanding of canine anatomy. Hannon is associate professor of basic medical sciences and teaches canine anatomy in Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

“My students were using a textbook to guide themselves through coursework and laboratory dissections,” he said. “It used black-and-white images and it was a good reference guide, but not a good introductory anatomical text or lab dissection guide. There were no suitable alternatives.”

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