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Teaching Innovation with Technology to Accelerate Engineering Students Learning Nasser Alaeddine, Ph.D. Director of Enterprise Applications Texas A&M University at Qatar Hamid R. Parsaei, Ph.D., P.E. Professor of Mechanical Engineering Texas A&M University at QatarAbstractThe current rapid rise of mobile computing, cloud computing, and social and collaborative learning istransforming education. In particular engineering education has and will continue benefiting from thistrend by leading this transformation. To stimulate the innovative use of technology for a betterteaching and learning experience, the Information Technology and Academic Outreach offices havejointly developed and introduced an annual competition to further encourage faculty and technical staffto use the digital technologies in the classrooms. This annual competition provides a collaborativeopportunity to prototype and assess the impact of emerging learning technologies and facilitateeducational technology innovation.Texas A&M University Qatar campus is one of the six American university campuses established in theEducation City, Doha, Qatar. Texas A&M University at Qatar campus currently offers four ABETaccredited engineering degrees including Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, and Petroleum and hasproven itself as one of the leading academic institutions in the region. The major trust of Texas A&MUniversity at Qatar is to develop, implement, and assess the most innovative use of digital technology tofurther assist students learning and to make the primary and supplementary course materials atstudents’ disposal.The educational technology steered by instructional design enables educators to achieve learningobjectives and develop interactive, engaging, and personalized learning experience. Educators andinstructional designers bear a responsibility to meet the demand for the use of digital technologies inacademia for improved learning outcomes. This paper summarizes some of the recent projects utilizingcomputer and digital technologies to aide engineering students’ learnings and reports on achievementsobserved over the past two years. These projects demonstrate that technology has a positive effect notonly on learning, but also on students’ motivation, on the classroom atmosphere and on teachers’willingness to experiment with new and innovative instructional approaches. In sum, teaching withtechnology transforms the entire learning experience.
Alaeddine, N. I., & Parsaei, H. R., & Kakosimos, K., & Guo, B., & Mansoor, B. (2015, June), Teaching Innovation with Technology to Accelerate Engineering Students’ Learning Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24815
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