Spring Seminar Series
Published on behalf of Dr Rami Ghannam and Dr Imran Ansari (please contact to book place Imran.Ansari@glasgow.ac.uk) or if you are member of staff at the University of Glasgow find the information here (link opens in new window).
08th of April 2021 3:00 PM BST
Title: Active on-Line Learning
Traditional lectures have long been criticized for the low level of student engagement. The current move from face-to-face to distance on-line learning makes student engagement even harder due to the lack of sufficient student-teacher interaction. Active learning is believed to promote students’ involvement and improve their achievement. However, active learning relies on continuous scaffolding, feedback, and moderation by the instructor to keep students on track. So, moving active learning on-line requires a higher level of student-teacher interaction which can be a real challenge for big classes. Fortunately, today’s learning technologies provide many partially unutilized features and capabilities that can support fully active learning and make lectures completely unnecessary. In this talk, I would like to show how this works. I have been teaching three courses without lectures for three years. This just made my students happier, and me.
Dr Abdulhadi Shoufan received his Dr.-Ing. degree from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany in 2007. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Khalifa University, UAE. He is interested in cognitive constructive learning, engineering education, and learning analytics. He is also an active researcher in disciplinary technical areas related to embedded security, cryptographic hardware, and drones’ safe operation.