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Applying the Flipped Classroom Pedagogy in a Digital Design Course

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

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June 15, 2019

End Date

June 19, 2019

Conference Session

ET Pedagogy I

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Engineering Technology

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Mihaela Radu State University of New York, Farmingdale

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Dr. Mihaela Radu received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca in 2000 and the M. Eng. degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Department, State University of New York-Farmingdale State College, teaching in the areas of Digital and Electrical Circuits, Design of Fault Tolerant Systems and Testing of Digital Systems. Her current research interests include Reliability and Fault Tolerance of Electronic Systems, Programmable Logic Devices and new educational methods emphasizing active learning and project-based-learning. She is member of IEEE and Chair of Women in Engineering Affinity Group for IEEE Long Island, New York.

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Abstract The goal of this paper is to describe the motivation, methodology and results of converting several modules in a Digital Design course to a “flipped classroom”. The course introduces students to VHDL Hardware Description Language as the design entry method for digital circuits and to Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) platforms for the implementation of the digital circuits. The students enrolled in this course have a large range of skills in term of experience with laboratory equipment, computer-based-tools and programming. The paper will summarize the process of implementing the flipped classroom pedagogy in the digital design course and will present challenges and lessons learned.

Radu, M. (2019, June), Applying the Flipped Classroom Pedagogy in a Digital Design Course Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32101

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