• ARTICLE: Does Active Learning Work? A Review of the Research

    This study examines the evidence for the effectiveness of active learning. It defines the common forms of active learning most relevant for engineering faculty and critically examines the core element of each method. It is found that there is broad but uneven support for the core elements of active, collaborative, cooperative and problem-based learning.
  • Investigating engagement in a blended learning course

    Proponents of a blended course paint an ideal picture of participants leisurely learning and reflecting on how they can apply their new knowledge. The reality is of course much more complex, especially in the lives of working adults. This study sought to understand the complexity better through analysing the experience of 123 participants enrolled in ...

  • Blended Learning Perception among Undergraduate Engineering Students

    Abstract—Technology is constantly evolving in more sophisticated forms giving new opportunities for educators to transfer learning into virtual space. New educational technology trends are associated today with blended learning where traditional methods of teaching merge with online sessions. Blended learning with its learner-centered approach has a potential to enhance the quality of teaching and learning. ...

  • Design course uses blended learning and legos to teach design skills

    Blend@UW past participant Robert Radwin was recently profiled on the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery website.

    Senior design courses are often the most crucial learning experience in an engineering student’s undergraduate career. However, industrial and systems engineering instructors have noticed that students sometimes struggle to finish their projects within the time constraints of the semester, often because ...