I will be teaching a course to college students in their 3rd year in college study. So far, they have taken only one programming course in MATLAB.
We have a package, i.e., is a set of functions, that simulate a certain task in our research field. It is written in MATLAB.
We want to introduce the students to this package and make them know how to use the model without implementing the functions themselves. The students are 3rd year college students who took only one programming course in MATLAB.
I thought about setting up an example problem for the students to go through in the computer lab, run it and answer some questions. For example, calculate the mean of "x". What does the results in "y" mean? Are they realistic?
Is this the best method to teach such a computer lab? How do you teach well known packages, e.g., Akka, Spark, etc. in computer labs?