A model for experiential learning by replicating a workplace environment in virtual classes

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Abstract

Experiential learning has been a core notion in higher education for nearly half a century [1]. However, the application of experiential learning practices on virtual classes is somewhat limited. In this paper, we test different practices of experiential learning intended for online learning. We draw on electronic end-of-module surveys, which have been completed by students upon completion of the class. The sample concerns the completed questionnaires of 197 post-graduate students. Based on these findings, we present a three-pillar model which relies on a) online communities, b) learning-by-doing as part of continuous assessment and, c) multicultural teamwork, to promote experiential learning by replicating a 'workplace environment'.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2021 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2021
EditorsThomas Klinger, Christian Kollmitzer, Andreas Pester
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1749-1753
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728184784
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2021
Event2021 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2021 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 21 Apr 202123 Apr 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON
Volume2021-April
ISSN (Print)2165-9559
ISSN (Electronic)2165-9567

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2021
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period21/04/2123/04/21

Keywords

  • Case-based learning
  • Continuous assessment
  • Educational inclusion
  • Experiential learning
  • Multicultural teamwork
  • Online communities
  • Quality education

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