July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
July 19, 2022
Electrical and Computer
A recent trend in electrical engineering programs is the adoption of mobile studio pedagogy, which champions small, portable, low-cost hardware/software systems in support of student-centric educational activities. To date, the engineering education literature on mobile studio usage has typically focused on the implementation of a mobile studio platform either in a single isolated course or several courses within a sequence. This work proposes infusing a hands-on mobile studio approach throughout the electrical engineering curriculum. This approach provides a cohesive experiential learning experience for students throughout their degree program and fosters a climate of inclusivity and accessibility. The electrical engineering curriculum at XXXX is being redeveloped as part of a conversion from a quarter to a semester system, which presents a unique opportunity to fully integrate a mobile studio approach as a core element of the curriculum. This paper presents a summary of the current state of the engineering education literature on mobile pedagogy and highlights empirically derived best practices. This sets the stage for a discussion of the proposed curriculum integration of a mobile studio model and how it has the potential to significantly increase student engagement. Finally, important logistics are examined, including considerations of a common mobile platform across multiple courses, models for student-owned hardware, mobile studio hardware selection, and classification of which courses may still require traditional bench or specialized hardware to achieve learning outcomes. While this case study presents a unique opportunity of integrating the mobile studio pedagogy as part of an entire curriculum redevelopment, the best practices and approaches are applicable to any faculty seeking ways to incorporate mobile studio pedagogy into their own courses.
Holland, S. S., & Bonniwell, J. L., & Carl, J. D., & Faulkner, B. E., & Kelnhofer, R. W., & Prust, C. J., & Weber, L. G. (2021, July), It’s All About Engagement: Infusing the Mobile Studio Approach Throughout the Electrical Engineering Curriculum Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/37413
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