Interactive Tree Map For Visualising Transnational Engineering Curricula

Ghannam, R. and Ansari, I. S. (2020) Interactive Tree Map For Visualising Transnational Engineering Curricula. Transnational Engineering Education Using Technology Workshop (TREET 2020), Glasgow, UK, 31 Jul 2020. ISBN 9781728188515 (doi:10.1109/TREET50959.2020.9189750)

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Abstract

In response to issues in engineering education, where academic staff do not have an overview of how their courses fit into the curriculum as a whole (or what students' prior knowledge is), we have designed an interactive tree map that allows staff and students to visualize their curricula. We have invited a total of 438 third year students to evaluate the effectiveness of this tool. According to surveys that were completed by 60 students, 70% of students rated their experience as positive, with 22% indicating that the visualization tool was generally excellent. Moreover, 30% of students indicated that the interactive tree curriculum map was excellent for understanding the curriculum structure. Due to the challenges of block teaching in transnational programmes, these interactive tree maps are therefore a useful visualization tool to help students better understand course progression and curriculum development.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ansari, Dr Imran and Ghannam, Dr Rami
Authors: Ghannam, R., and Ansari, I. S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
ISBN:9781728188515
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 IEEE
First Published:First published in 2020 Transnational Engineering Education using Technology (TREET)
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy
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