Practitioner Reflections on Engineering Students’ Engagement with e-Learning

ABSTRACT

This paper reports on an investigation of student engagement with e-learning, using practitioner reflection as a lens. Five e-learning practitioners each provided a case study from their teaching, which was the focus of practitioners’ reflective accounts. Each of the practitioners had used e-learning as a way of promoting both learning and engagement in their classrooms, and while the contexts in which they worked were varied, there were some emergent similarities in their experiences. The practitioners’ reflections show that e-learning is used as a tool to promote various types of engagement from engineering students; indeed, students’ engagement in some cases evolved beyond that which the practitioners had intended or anticipated. While the intended outcomes were certainly achieved, other emergent changes in student engagement were reported by the practitioners.
George P. Banky Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne, Australia

George P. Banky
Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia

Holger R. Maier School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering University of Adelaide Adelaide, Australia

Holger R. Maier
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
University of Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia

Euan D. Lindsay School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering Curtin University Perth, Australia

Euan D. Lindsay
School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Curtin University
Perth, Australia

Mark B. Jaksa School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering University of Adelaide Adelaide, Australia

Mark B. Jaksa
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
University of Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia

Brianno D. Coller Department of Mechanical Engineering Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL

Brianno D. Coller
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL

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Rosemary L. Chang Swinburne Professional Learning Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne, Australia

Rosemary L. Chang
Swinburne Professional Learning
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia

Jennifer C. Richardson Learning Design and Technology Purdue University West Lafayette, IN

Jennifer C. Richardson
Learning Design and Technology
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

 

 

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