RECET: Remote ECE Teaching

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Motivation and Background

Online and online compatible techniques for teaching Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the undergraduate and continuing education levels have been developed and researched for years, but they are still not widely-deployed across ECE Departments in the US. This is also the case more generally for applying the results from Discipline Based Education Research. The COVID-19 pandemic forced virtually every ECE program in the US online within a short period of time during the Spring 2020 semester. Some departments found this transition more challenging than others, depending on the extent of materials and infrastructure for online delivery already developed in the department. In many departments the implementations were improvised by necessity. Given continuing uncertainty about the duration of the pandemic, most universities are continuing some level of remote activity during the fall 2020 semester, and perhaps beyond.

With this in mind, the RECET project was initiated to facilitate sharing of materials, resources and best practices. 

  • Overall Goal: Identify, disseminate, and evaluate the effectiveness of materials, strategies, and best practices that will have a significant impact on the ECE Community across all levels of education with a focus on undergraduate ECE and continuing education for non full-time students.
     
  • Initial Focus: Introductory analog and digital circuits

 

Project Team

The initial core group working on the proposal includes representatives from the University of New Mexico, NC State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University of Wisconsin, Analog Devices, the Inclusive Engineering Consortium, and the ECE Department Heads Association. We are seeking to broaden the group and assemble as extensive a set of materials as possible, and we welcome additional contributions.

 

Submitting and Using Materials

All materials hosted on this website are available for use under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial International 4.0 (CC BY-NC-4.0) License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/. To facilitate broad adoption, materials should have a minimum of institutional branding. Guidelines for the use of materials on external websites for which we provide links may differ.

If you would like to contribute materials to share with others under the terms of this license, please contact mbekolay@ecedha.org

 

 

Feedback, Suggestions and Comments

It is very early days for Project RECET and, thus, this website is definitely a work-in-progress. For example, we expect to soon add opportunities to provide feedback on posted materials and the overall website. If you have any suggestions on how to improve this project or comments on how to provide the best possible learning experiences in the fall please post them on the ECEDHA Forum under the RECET topic or email Ken Connor at connor@rpi.edu