Regular readers will know that I believe that ‘real’ engineering is one of the tougher areas for e-learning, because of the need for hands-on experience with equipment and materials (see ‘Can you teach ‘real’ engineering at a distance?’). Simulations and animations are obvious uses, but often expensive and difficult to develop.

So I was interested to see that Engineering Education, Volume 4 Issue 2, has a special edition devoted to learning technologies in engineering education. One nice feature is that the authors of the articles have made short videos to accompany their papers.

There are six articles and three case studies, as follows:

Lecture capture: Making the most of face to face learning Abstract HTML PDF
Simon J. Davis, Anthea Connolly, Edmund Linfield 4-13
Balancing e-lectures with podcasts: a case study of an undergraduate engineering module Abstract HTML PDF
Palitha Edirisingha, John Fothergill 14-24
Transforming the student experience at a distance: Designing for collaborative online learning Abstract HTML PDF
Lindsay Ellen Jordan 25-36
Data Sharing (DaSh) for Collaborative Learning in Laboratories Abstract HTML PDF
Kate Page 37-51
Using student generated audio to enhance learning Abstract HTML PDF
Anthony Rossiter, Anne Nortcliffe, A. Griffin, Andrew Middleton 52-61
Review of pedagogical research into technology to support inclusive personalised learning Abstract HTML PDF
Iain Stewart, Willie McKee

Case studies

Evaluating Learning Experiences in Virtual Laboratory Training through student perceptions: a case study in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Hong Kong Abstract HTML PDF
Cecilia Chan, Wilton W.T. Fok 70-75
A Two Year Case Study: Technology Assisted Project Supervision (TAPaS) Abstract HTML PDF
Manish Malik 76-83
eTeaching and eLearning to Enhance Learning for a Diverse Cohort in Engineering Education Abstract HTML PDF
Martin John Uren, James Uren 84-90


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