Journal article

Webcasts promote in-class active participation and learning in an engineering elective course

Stefano Freguia

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

This paper describes the design and outcomes of an educational intervention undertaken to improve the quality of delivery of a fourth-year engineering elective course–Industrial Wastewater and Solid Waste Management at the University of Queensland. The objective was to increase the level of active participation of students in planned active-learning classroom activities, including whole-class discussions and small group project-type work. According to a flipped classroom model, new online material in the form of webcasts was proposed to students before class. Students reacted very positively to the webcasts: the percentage of students viewing the webcast before planned workshop sessions rang..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was accomplished in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education at the University of Queensland. Tuition fees were covered by a grant by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic. I thank my teachers Gloria Dall'Alba, Ravinder Sidhu and Thanh Pham for their valuable inputs and suggestions. I also thank the tutor Tim Huelsen for his substantial contribution towards data collection in this project.