Concept-Focused in-Class Demonstrations for Teaching Embedded System Design in Large Classes

Chamith Wijenayake, Will Gilbert, Simon Van Winden, Beena Ahmed

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Abstract

This work-in-progress paper reports on-going work in employing short, concept-focused and interactive in-class demonstrations and blended learning resources aimed at enhancing students' learning experience in large Electrical Engineering classes. The proposed blended instructional mode is currently being experimented in a second-year undergraduate course on Embedded System Design with more than 200 students. Interactive in-class demonstrations are employed to enhance smooth transition between concepts covered in lectures and hands-on lab activities while increasing student engagement and enthusiasm via immediate practical visualization of theoretical concepts taught. Educational goals, implementation details, and demonstrative examples are presented along with qualitative student feedback and on-going and future work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018
EditorsMark J.W. Lee, Sasha Nikolic, Gary K.W. Wong, Jun Shen, Montserrat Ros, Leon C. U. Lei, Neelakantam Venkatarayalu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1133-1137
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538665220
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2019
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018 - Wollongong, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20187 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018
CountryAustralia
CityWollongong
Period4/12/187/12/18

Keywords

  • blended learning
  • embedded systems
  • large classes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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    Wijenayake, C., Gilbert, W., Van Winden, S., & Ahmed, B. (2019). Concept-Focused in-Class Demonstrations for Teaching Embedded System Design in Large Classes. In M. J. W. Lee, S. Nikolic, G. K. W. Wong, J. Shen, M. Ros, L. C. U. Lei, & N. Venkatarayalu (Eds.), Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018 (pp. 1133-1137). [8615178] (Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/TALE.2018.8615178