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This is a reflection describing the process of redesigning a lower division electrical engineering technology course at a large, public university. It describes the incorporation of active learning in the classroom, primarily through the use of LON-CAPA (Learning Online Network with Computer-Assisted Personalized Approach), a powerful open-source courseware system. In this electrical engineering technology course, LON-CAPA is used as a content delivery method to better organize diverse learning options for students. It is also a powerful tool that provides instant feedback to students and collects analytics to inform teaching to immediately address misconceptions. This tool provides dynamic questions that virtually eliminate cheating and allow for unlimited practice. The resulting course redesign, which is still evolving, creates a more student-centered environment that encourages students to access information that best supports their learning needs and focuses on the process of learning over the product. Even though there is a positive trend in student ability to solve course problems, the authors have encountered implementation challenges such as ADA compliance issues and limited content access to students outside the university, both of which are discussed in the paper as well.
Buikema, S., & Herrick, R. J., & Huang, W. (2017, June), Board # 66 : Using Technology to Reinvent a Learning Environment Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27901
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