DRIL Fund: Digital Resources for Instruction and Learning

The vice-presidency for education created the DRIL fund to support teachers in creating digital resources for education. Two calls for proposal are organised per year. An editorial committee composed of representatives from schools evaluates the projects.

Contents. The vice-presidency wishes to strengthen the use of MOOCs in teaching basic polytechnic skills (math, physics, computational thinking) and core concepts in science and engineering (e.g. control systems and fluid dynamics for mechanical engineers; electromechanical conversion and electronics for microtechnics). MOOC production can also be supported for master and doctoral courses when the content preparation is taken over by the labs.

Tools. In addition to MOOCs, we invite you to develop digital tools that provide more, quicker and richer feedback to students, that help them solve complex problems, give them the possibility to run experiments and link domain knowledge with a computational approach. The goal is not to replace practical work in the labs but rather allow to integrate experimentation and problem-solving in lectures.

Application. We encourage you to coordinate the application with other colleagues who might benefit from the same developments and to discuss your project with your section director. We also recommend that you contact the Center for Digital Education (Patrick Jermann) to assist you in preparing your project application.

Next call for proposal: May 20th 2019. Download the submission form.

Running projects

Type Title Contact
Notebook Notebooks for signal processing. Paolo Prandoni
Notebook Interactive Linear Algebra. Daniel Kressner
Notebook Computational Classroom Demonstrations and Problem sets for Materials Science and Engineering teaching. Véronique Michaud
Notebook Jupyter Notebooks for first year physics. Cécile Hébert
MOOC Creation of a MOOC for the course “Information, Computation, and Communication”. Olivier Lévêque, Martin Rajman