SRS and Flipped Classroom at NTNU
Many Master of Sceince engineering students struggling to connect theory, practical exercises and engineering problem solving. The "electronic engineering ladder" at NTNU, meets this challenge by providing students with a mastery experience and an identification with their engineering role early in their studies.
Each year about 100 students at NTNU take part in this training program. It consisit of a package of integrated measures over two years with the goal of strengthening the identity and coping experience among electro-students. During the scool year 2015-2016 the a flipped classroom approach where implemented by using videoclips to prepare (for engineeering students in their first year) the learning activitis that is going to follow in the lectures. The students rated the learning outcome after the first test year like this:
6 students rated the learning outcome to be much better, 50 students selected it to be a bit better, while 12 did not notice any change. 31 considered it to be a bit weaker.
During the school year 2016-2017, the flipped classrom training activities were extended by regular usage of SRS - Student Response Systems (www.one2act.no) and peer learning activites in the classroom. In the second test year (for engineeering students in their first year) they rated the learning outcome of this training framework like this:
Now, 35 students rated the learning outcome to be much better, 59 students selected it to be a bit better, while only 6 did not notice any change.
Thus, inclusion of SRS based discussions and reflection processes lead to a significant improvement of students learning outcome. This research has been lead by Associate Prof. Lars Lundheim at NTNU.