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Daytona Beach


Engineering Fundamentals

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Conference Proceeding

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Active learning, is a student-centered learning strategy which has recently gained considerable attention in higher education. The literature has shown that active learning has led to better student attitudes and improvements in their thinking, communication, leadership, and writing skills. The core elements of active learning are student activities and engagement in the learning process. As more faculty look for alternatives to traditional teaching methods they have strongly advocated active learning. However, the potential challenges for faculty with such an approach cannot be ignored such as increased class preparation time, the risks of student dissatisfaction, the use of instructional technology, and increased lecture time.


Indianapolis, Indiana

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Sun, L., "Incorporating Active Learning into the Graphical Communications Course," ASEE 121st Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 15-18, 2014.