1st Edition

Blended Learning in Engineering Education
Recent Developments in Curriculum, Assessment and Practice

ISBN 9781138056220
Published December 9, 2018 by CRC Press
322 Pages

USD $140.00

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Book Description

Blended Learning combines the conventional face-to-face course delivery with an online component. The synergetic effect of the two modalities has proved to be of superior didactic value to each modality on its own. The highly improved interaction it offers to students, as well as direct accessibility to the lecturer, adds to the hitherto unparalleled learning outcomes.

"Blended Learning in Engineering Education: Recent Developments in Curriculum, Assessment and Practice" highlights current trends in Engineering Education involving face-to-face and online curriculum delivery. This book will be especially useful to lecturers and postgraduate/undergraduate students as well as university administrators who would like to not only get an up-to-date overview of contemporary developments in this field, but also help enhance academic performance at all levels.

Table of Contents

1 Statistical hydrology teaching using a blended learning approach
A. Rahman, S. Kordrostami and D. Purdy

2 Blended learning: online and hands-on activities in an applied fluid flow course
P.R. Piergiovanni

3 Transitioning staff, students and course materials to blended and online learning environments
A.B. Wedding, A.M. Cousins and D. Quinn

4 Impact of online quizzes on students’ results in a blended learning system of an Engineering subject
D. Hagare and M.M. Rahman

5 A connected e-learning framework for engineering education
E. Edilson Arenas

6 The gamification of education: a case study in using positive psychology and game design to increase student engagement
T.B. Nguyen

7 Engineering education online: challenges, opportunities and solutions adopted in Australian, US and EU universities
S. Shanmuganathan

8 Use of innovative technologies in enhancing students’ learning outcomes
S. Shrestha

9 Quality assessment of industrial design curriculum: discovering employability attributes from job advertisements
A.A. Mahmud, B. Kuys and O. Mubin

10 Blended learning in engineering education: students’ and lecturers’ perceptions and achieving learning outcomes
D.S. Liyanapathirana and O. Mirza

11 Evolution of Master of Engineering coursework degrees at Western Sydney University: past, present and future
R. Liyanapathirana, G. Fang and C. Leo

12 Mastering mathematics in engineering by critically reading engineering texts
G.A. Tularam and O.M. Hassan

13 Curriculum development of a social hydrology course based on a blended learning approach
A. Rahman

14 Teaching science to engineering students: application of student-centered and blended learning approaches
S. Rahman, R. Bhathal and A. Rahman

15 An analysis of the use of experiential learning principles for developing professional skills in postgraduate engineering students
D.S. Thorpe

16 Upgrading the Australian engineering curriculum to enhance communication skills of engineering students
T. Rahman, C.C. Amos and A. Rahman

17 Integration and adaptation of e-technology to deliver technical education in public and private universities of Bangladesh
A. Ahmed, M.A. Rahman, M.S. Khan, F. Ferdousi, M. Haque and A. Rahman

18 Recent advances in the use of remote labs in fluid mechanics: a review
S. Noor and A. Rahman

19 Technology-enhanced learning for civil engineering education: use of dynamic and virtual reality-based simulation, online data analysis and optimization tools
R.S.V. Teegavarapu

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Associate Professor Dr Ataur Rahman is a Civil Engineer with over 35 years experiences in industry and academia. He is currently an Associate Professor in School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics in Western Sydney University, Australia. He also served as a Visiting Academic to Cornell University, Vienna University of Technology, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, University of New South Wales and University of Newcastle. He has published over 360 papers/book chapters including 92 ISI listed journal articles. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, and a Member of American Society of Civil Engineers, International Water Association and American Geophysical Union. He has co-developed ARR RFFE Model for flood risk assessment, which has been included in the Australian Rainfall and Runoff 2016 – the national guide. He received the G. N. Alexander Medal from Engineers Australia for his research on Monte Carlo simulation based rainfall runoff modelling. He is the Founder Chair of Global Circle for Scientific, Technological and Management Research (GCSTMR), an Australian based scientific body dedicated to promoting research for societal benefits using latest e-technology.

Dr. Vojislav Ilic is a Mechanical Engineer with extensive industrial experience, including thermofluids research at the Australian Atomic Energy Commission and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. Academic activities at the University of Sydney, Western Sydney University (WSU), Dartmouth College, University of California Santa Barbara, University of Belgrade and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Author of over 120 technical publications based on his academic research, he is currently an Adjunct Fellow in the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics (WSU) with a particular research interest in Education and Lifestyle Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.