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“The opportunity to look for other approaches, other ways of dealing with a problem benefits both, the teacher and the student”.

Dr Eugenio Aguilar Ibarra is at present the Dean of the Mechatronics Department of Mexico City Campus of Tecnológico de Monterrey, Dean of the Mechatronics Engineering program and Dean of International Programs, both on the Mexico City Campus of Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Different ways of interpreting the same topic

According to Dr. Aguilar’s experience, is a great tool for his classes, not only for students but also for the academic community in general. Besides, Dr. Aguilar comments that the tool allows to be clearer by looking for different ways of interpreting a topic. Having several resources together is an advantage because you do not have to go from one university to another looking for resources, or looking for them topic by topic.

“The opportunity to look for other approaches or other forms of dealing with a problem highly benefits both, the teacher and the student,” he said.

Better use and knowledge of a specific topic

A benefit Dr. Aguilar has discovered using the tool as an academic aid for his courses is that the resources can be used in class or for homework assignments. Thus, a better understanding of the topic is achieved by doing meaningful exercises on the topic while considering other approaches.

Dr Aguilar comments, “There are topics in which the teacher is not an expert. This tool can help have better use and knowledge of a specific topic. “

Comparing the academic level with that of other universities

For Dr. Aguilar, having the possibility of comparing the academic level of Tecnológico de Monterrey with that of other universities through is rather important. He comments, “What is most important is to see how other universities handle the different topics, the kinds of projects they do. It helps compare the academic level they have.”

Dr. Aguilar concludes, “Evidently, seeing the experiments, exercises and problems can make the class more interesting, less monotonous, since our students are more visual and this can help a lot because one changes the stimulus.”