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A comparative study of online and face-to-face embedded systems learning course

conference contribution
posted on 2023-05-23, 13:04 authored by Hyunsuk Chung, Long, S, Han, SC, Sarker, S, Leonie EllisLeonie Ellis, Byeong KangByeong Kang
Embedded Systems are integrated into our daily life in many ways. Embedded systems education requires at least two major components: (1) a teacher with expertise in both hardware and software; (2) a hands-on experimental environment. Recent developments in educational tool kits for learning embedded systems, such as ArduEZ, increase the feasibility of teaching embedded systems online; but conclusive evidence about the efficiency of teaching embedded systems online is still very rare. This paper presents a comparative study of face-to-face and online delivery modes of an embedded systems course with a focus on students’ learning experience. During our experiment, an embedded systems course was taught in both face-to-face and online modes with identical content. The results show that online learning mode can be a viable alternative to the traditional face-to-face course for embedded systems education if required components such as student-teacher interaction, sufficient independent learning skills for the students, well-designed teaching materials, and tangible support are provided.


Publication title

Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Computing Education Conference






School of Information and Communication Technology


AMC New York

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New York, United States

Event title

20th Australasian Computing Education Conference

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Brisbane, Australia

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