Sales Ended

UQ Educational Impact Network Series: Dr Smitesh Bakrania

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

The University of Queensland

Sir Llew Edwards Building (14)

Room 217

Saint Lucia, QLD 4072

Australia

View Map

Event description

Description

Engineering my teaching

The Engineering Design Process is a systematic approach to problem solving. When addressing a need, an engineer follows a series of steps to arrive at a solution: define the problem; conduct background research; brainstorm ideas; develop a solution; build a prototype; test the prototype; and evaluate. With this problem solving process in mind, Dr Bakrania has produced a number of mobile and web applications to help all teachers address teaching challenges and augment teaching effectiveness. Attend this workshop to learn about new assessment, feedback, and management tools available to you, how to ‘engineer your teaching’ with a design approach and engage in lively discussion on delivering engaging classroom experiences.

Attend this event

Learn about:

1. New mobile apps developed to assist teaching and an evaluation of their impact.
2. Web tools developed for course assessments, feedback, and management.
3. A project designed to encourage students from K-12 to consider STEM fields by delivering science and engineering activities to teachers.
4. Other tools to extend your teaching beyond the classroom.

About the presenter

Dr Smitesh Bakrania is a Fulbright Scholar and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rowan University, USA. His research focuses on a microcombustion-based portable power source using nanoparticles, while he teaches Thermal-Fluid Sciences, Combustion, and Nanotechnology courses.

Dr Bakrania has been involved in developing several hands-on engineering design activities to anchor learning. Soon after beginning his teaching career at Rowan University, he was inspired to develop Pikme, a classroom discussion tool. Since becoming available on the app store it has been downloaded 70,000 times. Dr Bakrania has subsequently produced multiple apps centered around teaching, produced videos to help instruction, evaluated the impact of various tools, and presented his work at the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) and Frontiers in Education (FIE) national and international conferences.

Date and Time

Location

The University of Queensland

Sir Llew Edwards Building (14)

Room 217

Saint Lucia, QLD 4072

Australia

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved