A flipped mode approach to teaching an electronic system design course

E. Cetin, C. Wijenayake, V. Sethu, E. Ambikairajah

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Abstract

This paper presents the active and collaborative learning based “flipped mode” approach taken to deliver a second-year electronics systems design course in an electrical engineering degree curriculum and reports on initial results from a longitudinal study undertaken to assess the impact of this course on the development of design skills of the students in future courses. The proposed approach was aimed at maximizing time spent on acquiring hands-on design skills, while providing students with necessary theoretical insights. Various projects undertaken by the students over the past four years, namely digital FM radio, GPS tracker and temperature and humidity control system, have imparted strong design skills and improved their ability for independent learning making them more confident of undertaking complex projects in the future. Course structure, phases of teaching and their pedagogical aims and assessment methodologies, and student feedback are presented. A double-blind cohort analysis carried out to evaluate the merits of the course and its flipped mode teaching methodology indicates that the design skills acquired in this course are retained by the students in subsequent years.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages223-228
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538609002
ISBN (Print)9781538609019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event2017 IEEE 6th International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE) - , Hong Kong
Duration: 12 Dec 201714 Dec 2017

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE 6th International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE)
Abbreviated titleTALE
CountryHong Kong
Period12/12/1714/12/17

Keywords

  • Education
  • Electrical engineering
  • Embedded systems
  • Microcontrollers
  • Programming
  • Active and Collaborative Learning
  • Blended learning
  • Design
  • Flipped class
  • Project based Learning

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