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STUDENT ATTITUDES TOWARDS ACTIVE
LEARNING METHODS IN A SENIOR-YEAR
COMPUTER ENGINEERING COURSE
Abdel Salam Sayyad
Assistan...
Bio
• 2015 - Present
– Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering,
Birzeit University, Palestine
• 2014 - 2014
– Visiting...
Why does a dog wag its tail?
• Because a dog is
smarter than its tail.
Abdel Salam Sayyad
• If the tail were smarter
than ...
The Flipped Classroom
Abdel Salam Sayyad
Exactly what to flip?
Abdel Salam Sayyad
Abdel Salam Sayyad
What to do with Class Time
“I focus on the pain, the only thing that’s real.”
“Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails (1994) Cover by Jo...
Let the Students Try
Abdel Salam Sayyad
Let the Students Collaborate
Abdel Salam Sayyad
There will be resistance!
Abdel Salam Sayyad
Bob
Widlar
(1937 –
1991)
Why the Teachers Resist (1)
Abdel Salam Sayyad
Why the Teachers Resist (2)
Abdel Salam Sayyad
Why listen to Student Attitudes?
Abdel Salam Sayyad
The words of the
prophets are written
on the subway walls,
and tenemen...
Survey Question
Rank the following methods on how they were useful for learning.
(Tally of ranks from 44 valid survey resp...
Diversify your Methods
Abdel Salam Sayyad
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  1. 1. STUDENT ATTITUDES TOWARDS ACTIVE LEARNING METHODS IN A SENIOR-YEAR COMPUTER ENGINEERING COURSE Abdel Salam Sayyad Assistant Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Birzeit University, Palestine March 8th, 2016
  2. 2. Bio • 2015 - Present – Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering, Birzeit University, Palestine • 2014 - 2014 – Visiting Assistant Professor, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, USA • 2011 - 2014 – Ph.D. Student, West Virginia University, USA • 2005 - 2011 – Instructor of Computer Engineering, Birzeit University, Palestine • 2000 - 2005 – Electronic Engineer, Patton Electronics Company, Maryland, USA • 1998- 2000 – Master’s Student, University of Maryland, USA • 1993- 1998 – Bachelor’s Student, Birzeit University, Palestine Abdel Salam Sayyad
  3. 3. Why does a dog wag its tail? • Because a dog is smarter than its tail. Abdel Salam Sayyad • If the tail were smarter than the dog, then the tail would wag the dog.
  4. 4. The Flipped Classroom Abdel Salam Sayyad
  5. 5. Exactly what to flip? Abdel Salam Sayyad
  6. 6. Abdel Salam Sayyad
  7. 7. What to do with Class Time “I focus on the pain, the only thing that’s real.” “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails (1994) Cover by Johnny Cash (2002) Abdel Salam Sayyad
  8. 8. Let the Students Try Abdel Salam Sayyad
  9. 9. Let the Students Collaborate Abdel Salam Sayyad
  10. 10. There will be resistance! Abdel Salam Sayyad Bob Widlar (1937 – 1991)
  11. 11. Why the Teachers Resist (1) Abdel Salam Sayyad
  12. 12. Why the Teachers Resist (2) Abdel Salam Sayyad
  13. 13. Why listen to Student Attitudes? Abdel Salam Sayyad The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls, and tenement halls…
  14. 14. Survey Question Rank the following methods on how they were useful for learning. (Tally of ranks from 44 valid survey responses. 1 == BEST, 8 == WORST) Abdel Salam Sayyad
  15. 15. Diversify your Methods Abdel Salam Sayyad

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