New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Electrical and Computer
In this paper, we present our experience on improving undergraduate engineering education with two Experiential Learning based approaches. The first is the Educational Module Library (EML) and the second is Vertical Integration Projects (VIP). The EML is a collection of typical engineering modules with diversified functions. Guided by faculty members, all modules in the EML are carefully developed by students with latest technologies. The EML is featured in simple, popular, complete and user-friendly. The EML can significantly lower down the difficulty for students in launching a new project and provide strong support during the whole implementation process. On the other hand, VIP offers students at different levels a great opportunity to work together on building advanced systems. Through VIP programs, students can continuously get involved in engineering practice, receive training on diversified skills and develop interests, motivation and concentration. An adopted mobile laboratory tool, Analog Discovery (AD) kit has greatly facilitated the implementation of these two approaches.
Zhang, L., & Dabipi, I. K., & Jin, Y., & Matin, P. (2016, June), Improving Undergraduate Engineering Education with Educational Module Library and Vertical Integration Projects Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25638
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