Using Smartphones Physical Interfaces in Engineering Education: Experiences in Promoting Student Motivation and Learning

Muñoz Guijosa, Juan Manuel and Díaz Lantada, Andrés and Echávarri Otero, Javier and Chacón Tanarro, Enrique (2019). Using Smartphones Physical Interfaces in Engineering Education: Experiences in Promoting Student Motivation and Learning. "International Journal of Engineering Education", v. 35 (n. 5); pp. 1290-1305. ISSN 0949-149X.

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Title: Using Smartphones Physical Interfaces in Engineering Education: Experiences in Promoting Student Motivation and Learning
Author/s:
  • Muñoz Guijosa, Juan Manuel
  • Díaz Lantada, Andrés
  • Echávarri Otero, Javier
  • Chacón Tanarro, Enrique
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Engineering Education
Date: 2019
ISSN: 0949-149X
Volume: 35
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: computer aided teaching; data acquisition; data analysis; smartphones
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Mecánica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Smartphones are already taking part of the everyday life of more than two and a half billion people. University students are one of the population groups in which smartphone penetration is more intense. Applications for activities organization, voting, translation, information sharing, flashcarding, etc. are already of general use. However, despite the considerable big number of available data acquisition and analysis applications, few learning activities take advantage of the smartphone physical interfacing capabilities (accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometer, microphone, camera, flashlight, loudspeaker), which, due to the present computing power of smartphones, are excellent. This leads to infer that smartphones could be a relevant tool for enhancing the teaching-learning process in technical studies. Students attending to engineering careers are an especially adequate target for smartphone aided teaching due to their training in the use of computers and other electronic equipment and their strong previous knowledge in fields as programming or quantitative data management. In this work, the data acquisition capability of smartphones is studied, different teaching-learning activities based on this capability are proposed, and the impact of the introduction of three representative smartphone-based learning activities, as balancing of shafts, evaluation of stick-slip instabilities or machine acoustic power measurement, is analyzed.

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Item ID: 63927
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/63927/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:63927
Official URL: https://www.ijee.ie/latestissues/Vol35-5/04_ijee3793.pdf
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 28 Oct 2020 09:26
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2020 13:07
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