Reflections on Teaching Electrical and Computer Engineering Courses at the Bachelor Level

Ottar L. Osen, Robin T. Bye

Abstract

This paper reflects on a number of observations the authors have made over many years of teaching courses in electrical and computer engineering bachelor programmes. We suggest various methods and tips for improving lectures, attendance, group work, and compulsory coursework, and discuss aspects of facilitating active learning, focussing on simple in-classroom activities and larger problem-based activities such as assignments, projects, and laboratory work. Moreover, we identify solving real-world problems by means of practical application of relevant theory as key to achieving intended learning outcomes. Our observations and reflections are then put into a theoretical context, including students’ approaches of learning, constructive alignment, active learning, and problem-based versus problem-solving learning. Finally, we present and discuss some recent results from a student evaluation survey and draw some conclusions.

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Osen O. and Bye R. (2017). Reflections on Teaching Electrical and Computer Engineering Courses at the Bachelor Level . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-240-0, pages 57-68. DOI: 10.5220/0006359000570068


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@conference{csedu17,
author={Ottar L. Osen and Robin T. Bye},
title={Reflections on Teaching Electrical and Computer Engineering Courses at the Bachelor Level},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2017},
pages={57-68},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006359000570068},
isbn={978-989-758-240-0},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Reflections on Teaching Electrical and Computer Engineering Courses at the Bachelor Level
SN - 978-989-758-240-0
AU - Osen O.
AU - Bye R.
PY - 2017
SP - 57
EP - 68
DO - 10.5220/0006359000570068