The Riskmeter tool greatly facilitates student learning. On the one hand, it allows them to experiment with the choice of technologies by knowing their different impacts, but it also facilitates exchanges after these simulations. It increases the motivation of the students, who particularly appreciate it, but also facilitates group discussions.
Being able to test one's theoretical knowledge helps to make the course more digestible and fun. There are many interactive simulation tools that can be adapted to the different contents taught. However, if the necessary tool does not exist, one should be aware that the process of creating such a tool is time-consuming. Technical sheets are easier to create.
Offering students, the opportunity to appropriate course material for delivery to external audiences maximizes the learning effects and societal impact of students. It is a concept that can be adapted to all types of content. However, the teacher emphasized that she felt that it was more relevant for courses dealing with societal issues (sustainable development, health, digitalization, etc.). It is a very formative exercise to manage to popularize content. It is different from working on a subject for an exam and working on it to be able to teach it. It requires more motivation, integration of the content, and allows for the acquisition of many generic skills (project management, organization of workshops, public speaking, fundraising, etc.). In the long term, one could imagine a more institutionalized activity of this type, such as periodic educational events for citizens or formal links with schools where University of Geneva Master students would pass on their knowledge.