COMBINING ONLINE COURSES, METHOD PORTAL AND ONLINE EXERCISES FOR EDUCATION IN ENGINEERING DESIGN
DS 88: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE17), Building Community: Design Education for a Sustainable Future, Oslo, Norway, 7 & 8 September 2017
Editor: Berg, Arild; Bohemia, Erik; Buck, Lyndon; Gulden, Tore; Kovacevic, Ahmed; Pavel, Nenad
Author: Bavendiek, Ann-Kathrin; Ring, Tobias; Inkermann, David; Vietor, Thomas; Langer, Sabine C.
Institution: Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Section: Design Education for the General Public
The education of future engineers is a challenging task. The altering requirements regarding engineering design (ED) graduates demand for adapting teaching and learning concepts. One possible way to cope the challenges caused by those demands is the integration of online media for self-study and distant learning purpose, which is slowly arising in design education. Due to the additionally required social and methodical competencies, like working in a (virtual) team, a stand-alone online course is hardly suitable. Thus, this paper presents a framework how to integrate different media based teaching and learning formats into the present courses. In addition, possibilities to contribute to an effective self-study phase are proposed and demonstrated by 3 examples from different fields of ED education: the first format is an online course dealing with methods and tools, which is completed with a method portal (second example). The third example is a learning platform on design for acoustics.