Webcasts promote in-class active participation and learning in an engineering elective course

Freguia, Stefano (2016) Webcasts promote in-class active participation and learning in an engineering elective course. European Journal of Engineering Education, 1-11. doi:10.1080/03043797.2016.1192110


Author Freguia, Stefano
Title Webcasts promote in-class active participation and learning in an engineering elective course
Journal name European Journal of Engineering Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0304-3797
1469-5898
Publication date 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03043797.2016.1192110
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract This paper describes the design and outcomes of an educational intervention undertaken to improve the quality of delivery of a fourth-year engineering elective course – Industrial Wastewater and Solid Waste Management at the University of Queensland. The objective was to increase the level of active participation of students in planned active-learning classroom activities, including whole-class discussions and small group project-type work. According to a flipped classroom model, new online material in the form of webcasts was proposed to students before class. Students reacted very positively to the webcasts: the percentage of students viewing the webcast before planned workshop sessions ranged between 80% and 92% over the five weeks of the intervention. Enhanced engagement led also to increased attendance (85–92% at workshop sessions), and remarkable active participation in class (half of observed teams were ∼80% active). Remarkably, team performance as quantified by their report marks linearly correlated with the level of active participation in class.
Keyword Engagement
Flipped classroom
Web-based learning
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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