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Review of Educational technology: closing the gap between modern technology and the college engineering classroom

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2019 ASEE PNW Section Conference


Corvallis, Oregon

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March 20, 2019

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March 20, 2019

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March 22, 2019

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David Pinkerton Boise State University

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David Pinkerton is Researcher and Mechanical Engineering student at Boise State University.

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Krishna Pakala Boise State University

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Krishna Pakala, Ph.D., is an Clinical Associate Professor at Boise State University, Idaho. His academic research interests include innovative teaching and learning strategies, use of emerging technologies, and mobile teaching and learning strategies.

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This paper aggregates information from past and current studies regarding the implementation of technology in engineering classrooms and identifies the most promising ideas, technologies, and techniques. This paper provides insight into best practices for implementing technologies to improve the education of engineering students. This paper provides recommendations to adopt non-traditional teaching methods into action. Educational tools and techniques are evaluated on the basis of: Adoption and Assimilation, Access, Community, Intellectual Presence, Student Perception, and Development of Social and Professional Skills. Finally, this paper highlights best practices with descriptions of the technologies and techniques that were found most promising.

Pinkerton, D., & Pakala, K. (2019, March), Review of Educational technology: closing the gap between modern technology and the college engineering classroom Paper presented at 2019 ASEE PNW Section Conference, Corvallis, Oregon.

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