Teaching ECET Students to be Self-Directed Learners with First-Year Projects and Amateur Radio
Journal of Engineering Technology
American Society for Engineering Education
The first two years of an Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) program hare been enhanced by adding application-oriented projects including an amateur radio receirer to the curriculum, using state-of-the-art techniques (e.g., digital signal processing, software-defined radios, and surface-mount technology). Today's lileclrical T.ngi-neering (EE) and ECET students are less likely to be electronics enthusiasts than students of earlier generations uere. The use of carefully selected projects early in the curriculum is one way to help them derelop enthusiasm for technology. Those who become enthusiasts also become self-motirated and self-directed learners, resulting in improvements in retention and learning.
students, curricula, digital radio, signal processing, amateur radio, application-oriented, electrical and computer engineering technologies, software-defined radios
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Peter Goodmann (2007).
Teaching ECET Students to be Self-Directed Learners with First-Year Projects and Amateur Radio. Journal of Engineering Technology.24 (2), 28-34. American Society for Engineering Education.