Department - Author 1

Computer Science Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Software Engineering



Primary Advisor

David Janzen


This project consists of one part of a larger University research project aimed at determining if active learning builds the character trait of grit in students while they learn in the domain of mechanical engineering. The research project has three goals: the development of a mobile app to measure the quantity and quality of active learning, a model of student success using the quantity and quality of active learning, and a characterization of the relationship between active learning and grit growth. This senior project focuses on the mobile app as part of the larger research project. The mobile app will provide users with the means to submit research data via their mobile phones. The mobile app, named \Grit Mobile", is developed for the Android platform. The mobile app is written in Java, using the Android SDKs. Additionally, the Parse platform is used for backend data collection and user management.