Student views on hardware-based problem solving activities for external and on-campus teams

Buttsworth, David R. and Malpress, Ray (2009) Student views on hardware-based problem solving activities for external and on-campus teams. In: AaeE 2009: Engineering the Curriculum, 6-9 Dec 2009, Adelaide, Australia.

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[Abstract]: Hardware-based problem solving activities for teams of on-campus and external students have been introduced in a third level problem solving course over the past 3 years. The problems typically involve the teams in the acquisition and analysis of genuine data, the development and implementation of models for the hardware performance, and the testing of their solutions on the hardware. However, such activities are resource-intensive and it was not clear if the students shared our enthusiasm for hardware-centric problem solving. We have sought such evidence from the students through feedback and survey tools. It appears that the students’ perspectives on hardware-based problem solving are closely aligned with ours and that their interest in the course is enhanced by the hardware-based approach.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2010 00:02
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: problem based learning, hardware, experiments
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy

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