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E-Technologies in teaching research methodology for engineers – a case study of the course for international postgraduate students
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Applied Signal Processing.
2014 (English)In: The Scientific Papers of Faculty of Electrical and Control Engineering Gdańsk University of Technology, ISSN 1425-5766, no 27, 27-32 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Research Methodology course for postgraduate students is challenging, even for an experienced academic teacher. The primary objective of this course is to prepare participants to conduct scientific research and publish the results. This case study presents an original teaching method applied to Research Methodology with Emphasis on Engineering Science, for international engineering students at Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden. The demanding requirements of the course, a varying number of enrolled students, and a large number of assignments which need to be tracked and guided by the teacher are all conditions that need a custom approach and modern tools. The opportunities offered by e-technologies help to fulfil these course requirements. This article shows how e-tools such Itslearning, Doodle, Zotero or scientific database search engines, can be implemented to support the teaching objectives. Using these tools, a single academic teacher can accomplish the eight-week course of Research Methodology, for up to 180 students working in 60 project groups without compromising teaching quality and students’ satisfaction. The course also has been appreciated by colleagues and mentioned in the Master program evaluation of the Swedish Higher Education Authority.

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Faculty of Electrical and Control Engineering Gdansk University of Technology , 2014. no 27, 27-32 p.
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E-learning, E-tools, Learning Management Systems Problem Based Learning, Research Methodology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6614Local ID: diva2:834132
Available from: 2014-10-03 Created: 2014-09-24 Last updated: 2016-09-08Bibliographically approved

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