Teaching aircraft design through a blended learning method in a higher education
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A blended learning is a method which combines a few teaching methods. Usually it is a mix of classic teaching approach with using of online tools. A Nearpod is technology enhanced learning (TEL) tool which allows for creating an interactive presentation which can be delivered in a real time session or in a self-paced mode. The presentation can be displayed on a student’s computer or mobile phone. This paper presents how students experience can be enhanced by the implementation of a blended learning in aircraft design lectures. And how a Nearpod can be integrated into those lectures to help students develop such skills as creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, which are vital for aircraft design project and students’ further career in the aerospace sector. This study focuses on aeronautical students studying at the University of Brighton in School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics. Students group includes BEng., MEng. and BSc. Top-Up students who were enrolled in level 6 module - ME351 Aircraft Design and Management Project. Results reveal that students' attendance is higher than traditional lectures and the most favorite and helpful activities are quizzes & polls, draw it and fill blanks. Aerospace engineering students prefer Nearpod activities where they can choose an answer or draw it rather than writing it.
Document typePeer reviewed
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Source13th Research and Education in Aircraft Design: Conference proceedings. s. 109-118. ISBN 978-80-214-5696-9