Title: CLOUD-LINKED AND CAMPUS-LINKED STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF COLLABORATIVE LEARNING AND DESIGN BASED LEARNING IN ENGINEERING

Issue Number: Vol. 4, No. 3
Year of Publication: 2014
Page Numbers: 267-275
Authors: Sivachandran Chandrasekaran, Guy Littlefair, Matthew Joordens, Alex Stojcevski
Journal Name: International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P001275

Abstract:


The aim of this paper is to analyse and present cloud- link as well as campus-linked students’ perceptions of collaborative learning and design based learning in engineering. Project oriented design based learning (PODBL) is a learning and teaching approach, where students learn through design activities while being driven by project(s). PODBL enhances cloud-linked and campus-linked students’ ability to acquire career essential skills that fulfill future industry needs. A paper-based survey is used to recognise a cohort of students' experience of collaborative learning and design based learning in engineering. The paper-based survey was given to 30 students from an engineering discipline. The quantitative analysis of the survey results shows that more than 50% of the students view collaborative learning to have a large benefit in design-based learning.