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Incorporation of Various Learning Styles in a Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory Abstract This paper presents an update for an ongoing project that involves extensive use of video technology for classroom activities in a geotechnical engineering laboratory. Specifically, synchronous video conferencing between XYZ University (Primarily Undergraduate Institute) and ABC University (Research‐1 University) were conducted. Also, synchronous video conferencing has occurred between university classrooms and practitioners. In some cases, international partners (both practitioners and universities) were involved in the conferencing activities. In addition, video productions have been assigned and completed by students in lieu of conventional written laboratory reports. For selected assignments, graphics‐only (i.e., no words) or audio‐only documentation of laboratory experiences was required. These activities are together being undertaken to investigate the pedagogical benefits of incorporating unconventional learning styles into teaching of geotechnical engineering laboratory courses. Assessment of the learning activities is presented. Opportunities, challenges, and strategies for implementing this teaching methodology are described.
Hanson, J. L., & Elton, D. J., & Vandersall, K. (2011, June), Incorporating Various Learning Styles in a Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18136
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