Learning technologies in engineering education — Tony Bates

Regular readers will know that I believe that ‘real’ engineering is one of the tougher areas for e-learning, because of the need for hands-on experience with equipment and materials (see ‘Can you teach ‘real’ engineering at a distance?’). Simulations and animations are obvious uses, but often expensive and difficult to develop.

So I was interested to see that Engineering Education, Volume 4 Issue 2, has a special edition devoted to learning technologies in engineering education. One nice feature is that the authors of the articles have made short videos to accompany their papers.

There are six articles and three case studies, as follows…