A pedagogical method for online lab-based engineering courses
Kevin P. Pintong, State University of New York at Binghamton, United States
State University of New York at Binghamton . Awarded
Traditional lab-based engineering courses do not readily admit to an online format. Issues encountered in implementing online lab-based engineering courses include lecture and laboratory quality, student retention, and access to laboratory equipment. Over the 2010-2011 academic year, various studies and courses were conducted to collect information on how students learn. Analysis of the 2010 course and that of previous studies in online education were used to develop a new pedagogical method for online lab-based engineering courses where all student and instructor interactions occur online. The pedagogical framework was refined in summer 2011 when an online course using the framework was run. In this paper, we construct, test, and evaluate our pedagogical method for creating an online laboratory based circuits course. Results indicate that the proposed method results in equivalent or improved knowledge gain in students when compared to on-campus courses.
Pintong, K.P. A pedagogical method for online lab-based engineering courses. Master's thesis, State University of New York at Binghamton.
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