Work in progress: Collaborative learning in medical electronics laboratory

Jorge Bohorquez, Jonathon Anthony Toft-Nielsen

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Abstract

Background: Modern industry requires engineers to function as effective team members, exhibiting strong communication and problem solving skills [1]. Collaborative learning improves not only the academic achievement of students, but also their interpersonal skills. ABET requires engineering programs to incorporate collaboration in their curriculum and assess the student's collaborative skills. Despite all this evidence, engineering education typically remains more inclined towards individualistic or competitive learning. Design/Method: An existing laboratory course was overhauled and refocused to boost student's skills in design, crafting, self-efficacy, troubleshooting, and expertise in the field of Medical Electronics. The strategy was to use problem oriented methodology in a collaborative setup. Results: The main learning objectives were fulfilled and students reported a high level of satisfaction with the content and the methodology of the course.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2013
Event120th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2013Jun 26 2013

Other

Other120th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period6/23/136/26/13

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Electronic medical equipment
Students
Engineering education
Curricula
Engineers
Communication
Industry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Bohorquez, J., & Toft-Nielsen, J. A. (2013). Work in progress: Collaborative learning in medical electronics laboratory. In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings

Work in progress : Collaborative learning in medical electronics laboratory. / Bohorquez, Jorge; Toft-Nielsen, Jonathon Anthony.

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2013.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bohorquez, J & Toft-Nielsen, JA 2013, Work in progress: Collaborative learning in medical electronics laboratory. in ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 120th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, United States, 6/23/13.
Bohorquez J, Toft-Nielsen JA. Work in progress: Collaborative learning in medical electronics laboratory. In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2013
Bohorquez, Jorge ; Toft-Nielsen, Jonathon Anthony. / Work in progress : Collaborative learning in medical electronics laboratory. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2013.
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