Strategies, challenges and prospects for active learning in the computer-based classroom

Keith Holbert, George G. Karady

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The introduction of computer-equipped classrooms into engineering education has brought with it a host of opportunities and issues. Herein, some of the challenges and successes for creating an environment for active learning within computer-based classrooms are described. The particular teaching approach developed for undergraduate electrical engineering courses is presented. Longitudinal assessment data regarding in-class utilization of computers in the context of achieving program and course learning outcomes are shared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009


  • Collaborative learning
  • Computer utilization
  • Educational technology
  • Engineering education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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