Exploring a Method of Enhancing Student Engagement When Teaching a Large STEM Cohort in Higher Education Context
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- Animation Slide; Education; Lecture Presentation; Student Engagement; Software; Teaching; University
Lecturing is generally the most common mode of delivery for complex engineering concepts to a large student cohort. The delivery method has evolved from traditional blackboard to more sophisticated presentation using computer software. With a blackboard, relatively static material is developed live by lecturers whereas through a computer-based presentation, most teaching material preparation is done prior to a lecture and relatively little is done while delivering the lecture. Consequently, it is feasible to generate sophisticated animations in a classroom. However, developing a media rich content is still a time-consuming process. Effectiveness and efficiency of this mode of lecture delivery is analysed in this article. Primarily, the paper explores various animation techniques and delivery that can be used to teach a large cohort. Additionally, student engagement and learning improvement as result are also examined in this study. Therefore, a survey was carried out on undergraduate engineering students at a Malaysian university and data from two different student cohorts were analysed. Consequently, one cohort was taught traditionally, but an animated content was used to teach the other to collect a different set of data. The result shows that student engagement was improved by the animated lecture delivery, but it could not be established whether student learning also got improved or not.
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TY - CONF AU - Chung Ket Thein AU - Devinder Kumar Yadav AU - Wei Jen Chew AU - Yufei Wang PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/09 TI - Exploring a Method of Enhancing Student Engagement When Teaching a Large STEM Cohort in Higher Education Context BT - Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Educational Innovation and Multimedia Technology (EIMT 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 383 EP - 391 SN - 2667-128X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-94-6463-012-1_43 DO - 10.2991/978-94-6463-012-1_43 ID - Thein2022 ER -