June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Experimentation and Laboratory-Oriented Studies
Engineering course redesign with educational pedagogy is gaining widespread acceptance. There is a move from teacher-centered lectures to student-centered active learning strategies that will benefit student learning. It is important that students develop critical thinking and analytical skills that will form the basis of lifelong learning. In this regards many educators have developed project-based learning exercises in engineering and in other courses so that the students will learn by doing. Project-based learning motivates the learners and provides “hands-on” and “minds-on” training. A laboratory-based civil engineering course in Computer Aided Structural Analysis Design and Experimentation is redesigned using Fink’s Taxonomy of significant learning with learning goals and several dimensions from foundational knowledge, application, integration, human dimension, caring and learning how to learn. In this respect, e-Learning plays a critical role in knowledge and skills development as well as course management. Learning Management System Moodle is used as an e-Learning tool for communication with students. The course materials developed include video components of lectures as flipped classes, and electronic clickers to engage students in the classroom, and Moodle LMS as a vehicle for engaging students outside the class through discussion sessions, and accessing course materials such as video lectures.
Purasinghe, R., & Patel, A. G. (2019, June), Design of Flipped Classroom Model for a Computer-Aided Structural Analysis Design and Experimentation Course Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32607
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