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Pages: 4873-4882
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-617-5895-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2016.2160

Conference name: 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2016
Location: Seville, Spain

MOBILE LEARNING MODULES WITH INTERACTIVE REMOTE SHAKE TABLE LABORATORY FOR INSTRUCTION IN ENGINEERING

Z. Jiang1, C. Liu2, A. Maxwell1

1San Francisco State University (UNITED STATES)
2Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School (CHINA)
Learning style changes from generation to generation. The current and incoming tech-savvy learners grow up with the digital world. The advancement of technologies makes learning more accessible. As one of the examples, mobile learning has become a commonly accepted and embraced concept among the younger generations. Effective learning occurs when the teaching styles align well with the learning styles. To better serve the need of the next-generation learners, a mobile learning module consisted of three components, namely numerical analysis, simulation and experiment, is developed for an undergraduate upper division class, Mechanical and Structural Vibration, at San Francisco State University (SFSU). Besides delivering the theoretical knowledge of the important concepts in vibrations, such as natural frequency, equation of motion, and transfer function, the teaching module also has the ability to allow students further examine the knowledge through simulations in the developed interactive apps. In addition, the teaching module also includes a mobile remote shake table laboratory (RSTLab) which allows students to remotely participate and conduct physical shake table experiments in real-time through smart mobile devices (e.g. smartphones and tablets). Through these hands-on experiments, students may easily build or modify scaled structural models to test theories and implement their own innovations to test how these structures behave under different excitations. A telepresence robot is innovatively adopted to integrate with the mobile RSTLab to actively engage students and provide them a real sense of in-person participation without the need of being physically present in the laboratory.

In this paper, the mobile learning module as well as the RSTLab will be demonstrated in details. Students’ feedbacks on using the module in the Fall 2016 semester will also be presented. The effectiveness of the module in engaging students and promoting active learning and critical thinking will be investigated.
@InProceedings{JIANG2016MOB,
author = {Jiang, Z. and Liu, C. and Maxwell, A.},
title = {MOBILE LEARNING MODULES WITH INTERACTIVE REMOTE SHAKE TABLE LABORATORY FOR INSTRUCTION IN ENGINEERING},
series = {9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2016 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-5895-1},
issn = {2340-1095},
doi = {10.21125/iceri.2016.2160},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2016.2160},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {14-16 November, 2016},
year = {2016},
pages = {4873-4882}}
TY - CONF
AU - Z. Jiang AU - C. Liu AU - A. Maxwell
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DO - 10.21125/iceri.2016.2160
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CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2016 Proceedings
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Z. Jiang, C. Liu, A. Maxwell (2016) MOBILE LEARNING MODULES WITH INTERACTIVE REMOTE SHAKE TABLE LABORATORY FOR INSTRUCTION IN ENGINEERING, ICERI2016 Proceedings, pp. 4873-4882.
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