An experiment in improving engagement with students in lectures and tutorials

Banks, Jasmine E. (2008) An experiment in improving engagement with students in lectures and tutorials. In (Ed.) 19th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 7-10 December 2008, Rydges Capricorn Resort, Yeppoon.

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The aim of this study was to experiment with activities that can be done during lectures and tutorials to improve engagement with students. The various activities took place during lectures and tutorials of ENB240 – Introduction to Electronics, a second year Electrical Engineering subject. In the first stage of the project, students were asked what could be done to both improve engagement in lectures and tutorials and to assist with their learning. Based on student responses, various activities were undertaken during the semester including: online quizzes; worked examples on the document camera; using an audience response system with keypads; and passing around physical devices in class. At the end of the semester, "Worked examples on the document camera" was reported by the most students as assisting with their learning, while "Use of keypads" was reported by the most as improving engagement in the lecture.

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ID Code: 19602
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Engineering Education, Student Engagement, HERN
ISBN: 1921047607
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Jasmine Banks
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Deposited On: 16 Apr 2009 04:51
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:50

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