June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
October 19, 2019
Auditory learning tools, such as recorded study materials, are very commonly used in many disciplines and have proven to be effective for second-language learners, learning-disabled students, and struggling readers. However, such tools have been seldom used in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, mostly because of the technical nature of the subjects. The objective of this study is to investigate the features of audio study materials that could improve student learning and attainment of basic engineering concepts that are generally known by students to be difficult and require substantial processing and repetitions. This study presents a literature review on the subject, encompassing learning and lifestyles of millennial students and available technology tools, and the development of a framework for a mobile learning audio app. The framework leverages motivational and portability characteristics to make the learning materials accessible to students engaging in common daily activities such as commuting and exercising. Based on the framework, a beta version of the app, called Engineering On The Go (EngOTG), has been deployed to enhance learning in the Mechanics of Materials course, a course widely recognized as one that engineering students have learning difficulties with.
Gad, G. M., & Lomiento, G., & Sun, Y. (2019, June), Introducing EngOTG: A Framework for an Audio Study Material App for Engineering Students Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--33013
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