Teaching complicated conceptual knowledge with simulation videos in foundational electrical engineering courses

Baiyun Chen, Lei Wei, Huihui Li

Abstract


Building a solid foundation of conceptual knowledge is critical for students in electrical engineering. This case study explores the use of simulation videos to illustrate complicated conceptual knowledge in foundational communications and signal processing courses. Students found these videos to be very useful for establishing concepts, understanding course content and increasing general knowledge in electrical engineering. We hope that the findings can help inform instructors of electrical engineering to transform their teaching practice and eventually benefit students through building a solid conceptual understanding that fosters the development of further engineering competencies.


Keywords


learning, education, telecommunications, electrical engineering, simulation, video, undergraduate education, conceptual knowledge

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3926/jotse.174


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Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2011-2017

Online ISSN: 2013-6374; Print ISSN: 2014-5349; DL: B-2000-2012

Publisher: OmniaScience