The future of teaching post-COVID-19: Microlearning in product design education

Amarpreet Gill, Derek S. Irwin, Ricky Yuk Kwan Ng, David Towey, Tianchong Wang, Yanhui Zhang

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Abstract

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has placed a huge strain on higher education institutions and educators around the world, which has included the closure of campuses, removal of face-to-face instruction and a shift to remote teaching and learning. However, this situation has also created unique opportunities and conditions that can foster innovation in teaching and learning practices and content delivery. One such innovation gaining traction is Microlearning, which offers learning opportunities through small bursts of training materials that learners can comprehend in a short time, according to their preferred schedule and location. This paper explores the potential of Microlearning within design education and how it can be implemented into the Product Design Manufacture programme at University of Nottingham Ningbo China to support teaching instruction and enhance the student learning experience post-COVID-19.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2020 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2020
EditorsHiroyuki Mitsuhara, Yoshiko Goda, Yutato Ohashi, Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Jun Shen, Neelakantam Venkatarayalu, Gary Wong, Masanori Yamada, Leon Chi-Un Lei
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages780-785
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728169422
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2020
Event2020 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2020 - Virtual, Takamatsu, Japan
Duration: 8 Dec 202011 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2020 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2020
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityVirtual, Takamatsu
Period8/12/2011/12/20

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Design engineering
  • Higher education
  • Microlearning
  • Mixed reality environments
  • OER
  • Online teaching
  • Product design
  • Remote teaching
  • Teaching innovation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Media Technology
  • Education

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