Flipping introductory engineering design courses: Evaluating their effectiveness

Beena Ahmed, Ali Aljaani, Mohamed Ismail Yousuf

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Abstract

Introductory engineering courses can benefit from the flipped classroom model as these courses develop hands-on skills such as engineering design and critical thinking skills. Providing students with instruction outside the classroom with e-learning tools frees up class time to engage in activities that promote deeper learning, e.g. classroom discussions, problem-solving sessions, design activities, etc. In this paper, we discuss the implementation of a flipped classroom version of an introductory engineering design course. We evaluate student performance and perception of a flipped classroom version using data collected during the course. We also discuss elements of the course that were found to be the most beneficial for the students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2016 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2016: "Smart Education in Smart Cities"
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages234-239
Number of pages6
Volume10-13-April-2016
ISBN (Electronic)9781467386333
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2016
Event2016 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2016 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 10 Apr 201613 Apr 2016

Other

Other2016 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2016
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period10/4/1613/4/16

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Keywords

  • active learning
  • e-learning
  • first year engineering courses
  • flipped classrooms
  • introductory programming courses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Education

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Ahmed, B., Aljaani, A., & Yousuf, M. I. (2016). Flipping introductory engineering design courses: Evaluating their effectiveness. In Proceedings of 2016 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2016: "Smart Education in Smart Cities" (Vol. 10-13-April-2016, pp. 234-239). [7474559] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2016.7474559