Alenka Baggia – University of Maribor, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Kidričeva cesta 55a, SI-4000 Kranj, Slovenia
Robert Leskovar – University of Maribor, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Kidričeva cesta 55a, SI-4000 Kranj, Slovenia
Blaž Rodič – Faculty of Information Studies, Ljubljanska cesta 31a, SI-8000 Novo Mesto, Slovenia




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Rapid development of software development tools presents lecturers in ICT study programs
with a demanding challenge: selecting optimal tools to be used in classrooms. An interesting option is
low code development environments, where minimal programming skills are needed to develop simple,
yet attractive web applications with responsive design. We present several cases of introducing such
a tool – Oracle Application Express (APEX) at Faculty of Organizational Sciences at the University
of Maribor study programs. Diverse approaches were used to bring APEX closer to students, from incorporating
social network paradigm, development of web application, to software quality assurance.
Based on the positive experience of using the APEX development environment in the classroom, other
faculties are considering introducing similar tools in their study programs.



Higher Education, ICT study programs, Low Code Development Environment, Web Applications,
User Interface, Oracle APEX


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