The University of Alberta proposes to hire an industrial postdoctoral fellow funded through the Mitacs Accelerate program to develop enhanced constraint equation solution methods and 3D graphical authoring tools in partnership with a local company in Edmonton, Alberta. The field of application is educational web software for creating randomized scaled mathematical drawings, delivered in an interactive browser environment.
In STEM education, many problem sets require a student to answer a question with a drawing. For example, kinematic physics or statics/dynamics engineering problems often require the student to construct a free-body diagram as a necessary step in the solution. However, when such subjects are taught through online education (such as though a MOOC), most automatic assessment is only done through the constraints of multi-choice answers.