Quantifying the Impact of Online Teaching of Fundamentals of Communication Systems on Students' Achievements

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Abstract

Teaching some courses offering basic theoretical knowledge to electrical engineering students, such as Fundamentals of Communication Systems, in a face-to-face setting is different from teaching them online (during the COVID19 pandemic). This is mainly due to the reduced student-instructor interaction during online sessions and the difficulty in demonstrating the operation of systems by simulation software packages while interacting with students. This paper quantifies how the delivery mode of an introductory theoretical course about the fundamentals of communication systems impacts the performance of electrical engineering students using outcome-based learning (OBL), where a variety of assessment tools are used to measure the performance of students. The results indicate a decline in the attainment of the majority of the course learning outcomes with a varying degree, which impacts the corresponding program learning outcomes. An exception to this is a course learning outcome related to the practical design of transmitters and receivers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2022 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2022
EditorsMohammed Jemni, Ilhem Kallel, Abdeljalil Akkari
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1203-1207
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665444347
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event13th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2022 - Tunis, Tunisia
Duration: Mar 28 2022Mar 31 2022

Publication series

NameIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON
Volume2022-March
ISSN (Print)2165-9559
ISSN (Electronic)2165-9567

Conference

Conference13th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2022
Country/TerritoryTunisia
CityTunis
Period3/28/223/31/22

Keywords

  • Online
  • communication systems
  • electrical engineering
  • impact
  • students
  • teaching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Education
  • General Engineering

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