Developing and Teaching Sophomore Level Electrical Engineering Courses Completely Online
This paper presents our experiences and results in developing and delivering three core Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) courses with laboratory components completely online using an internet based distance learning delivery system. It first describes how we used the Mobile StudioTM technology and pedagogy to redesign and offer ECE courses with laboratory components that can be conducted by students without using traditional laboratory space and equipment. It then follows with a description of the steps required to convert the face-to-face courses to online courses using the eight components of the 2008 – 2010 Quality MattersTM Rubric. The paper concludes with a discussion of the results obtained by offering the online courses over three semesters. The results show that the students were able to conduct design and laboratory experiments required in the face-to-face courses without the need to be on campus. Majority of the students enrolled in the three online ECE courses have successfully completed the courses and are currently enrolled in the follow-up courses.