This semester, I co-taught a course on the history and philosophy of engineering education for graduate students. One of the students’ final projects was to create an alternative vision of engineering education, in contrast with this video uploaded a short while ago about our department of engineering education:
I confess this video really really bothers me, and I didn’t want this video to be the sole representation of engineering education on YouTube. So, emboldened by this video by Michael Wesch at Kansas State and his Digital Ethnography project, my co-instructors Robin Adams and Karl Smith and I decided to put the task in front of our engineering education PhD students. Our students’ videos are after the jump, and they are AWESOME!
What is Engineering Education?
(Katerina Bagiati, Tiago Forin, Ming-Chien Hsu)
What is engineering education?
(Alejandra Magana, George Ricco, Michele Strutz)
Resuscitating Engineering Education
(Lindsey Nelson, Celia (Rui) Pan, Amy S. Van Epps)
I’m just pleased as punch about these videos. The students worked in groups to come up with their ideas, and worked out ways to actually realize them in a video. So so so cool. So so so pleased with my students.
I hope you enjoy the videos as much as I did.