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Cloud-based teaching in an engineering-physics course

Long, John M. 2015, Cloud-based teaching in an engineering-physics course, in FIE 2015 : Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education, IEEE, Piscataway, N.J., pp. 1832-1839, doi: 10.1109/FIE.2015.7344324.

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Title Cloud-based teaching in an engineering-physics course
Author(s) Long, John M.
Conference name Frontiers in Education. Conference (2015 : El Paso, Texas)
Conference location El Paso, Texas
Conference dates 21-24 Oct. 2015
Title of proceedings FIE 2015 : Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education
Publication date 2015
Start page 1832
End page 1839
Total pages 8
Publisher IEEE
Place of publication Piscataway, N.J.
Keyword(s) educational technology
physics education
cloud learning
flipping the classroom
Summary This paper presents a transition from passive, traditional delivery of teaching to an active, “cloud-based” method, in a freshman engineering-physics course. The course is delivered to a traditional on-campus cohort, and also to an offcampus cohort by means of distance education and online learning. Cloud teaching refers to delivering education by means of websites and mobile-technology applications, where constant student attendance at the host campus is not always necessary. This is contrasted with traditional on-campus teaching, which occurs in a classroom. The use of lectures has been reduced while the use of tutorial and lab classes has increased. The new course structure was delivered for the first time in 2014, has run for two semesters, and will continue in 2015. It was found that student performance in the new structure was no worse than that in the older structure. Off-campus students in general welcomed the changes, while on-campus satisfaction did not change from before to after the transition.
ISBN 9781479984534
Language eng
DOI 10.1109/FIE.2015.7344324
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2015, IEEE
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30081190

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Collection: School of Engineering
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