Work in progress - Video-based lab tutorials in an undergraduate electrical circuit course

Xiaoyan Mu, Deborah Walter, Huihui Xu, Phillip Walter, Carlotta Berry

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Abstract

The Electrical Engineering curriculum is often coupled with extensive laboratory practice. The primary objectives of these laboratory experiences are to develop measurement and testing skills, draw relationships between classroom theory and real world applications and increase students' interest in the practice of the engineering profession. Traditionally, laboratory exercises that instruct students on the operation of instruments and basic measurement techniques are presented in a written format. For a novice student unfamiliar with the equipment, these written instructions can be confusing and frustrating. In this project, we are creating a web-based repository of video tutorials for electrical circuit laboratory exercises in a sophomorelevel Introduction to Electrical Circuits class. We will study the effectiveness of the video-based lab tutorials on improving students' lab skills. In addition, this study will examine the students' preference between the videobased lab tutorials and text-based lab tutorials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationImagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Event39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 18 2009Oct 21 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period10/18/0910/21/09

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Keywords

  • Electrical circuits
  • Student learning
  • Video-based lab tutorials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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Mu, X., Walter, D., Xu, H., Walter, P., & Berry, C. (2009). Work in progress - Video-based lab tutorials in an undergraduate electrical circuit course. In 39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009 [5350593] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2009.5350593