Økoengineer – A Web-Based Game Platform for Guided Discovery-Based Sustainability Learning in Engineering Curricula

Haitham Abu-Ghaida, Serena Leka, Kamila Kunrath, Rune Thostrup, Devarajan Ramanujan

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Abstract

A growing body of academic research and educational institutions are recognizing the need to incorporate sustainability learning into fundamental engineering courses. Furthermore, the recent COVID-19 global pandemic has created a sudden need to augment traditional lecture-based teaching with effective web-based learning platforms. In light of these challenges the engineering education community needs to place a greater focus on designing and testing interactive, information technologybased tools for sustainability learning. To this end, our paper presents the design and implementation of Okoengineer: a web-based game platform that supports guided discoverybased learning of sustainability concepts in engineering curricula. Okoengineer is designed to familiarize engineering students with sustainability concepts and provide them with an understanding of how sustainability can be considered in the engineering design process. Therefore, Okoengineer hosts a collection of open-ended design tasks in multiple engineering disciplines. Students can solve these tasks iteratively and receive guidance through a combination of pre-recorded lectures on sustainability concepts and discussions with domain experts. Okoengineer also aims to increase students' learning outcomes through the use of gamified elements, including high-score leaderboards, formative feedback & peer discussions, and rewarding achievements through virtual collectible badges. The Okoengineer platform is architected for scalability and allows course instructors to easily add new learning materials and design tasks.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Titel18th International Conference on Design Education (DEC) : 18th International Conference on Design Education (DEC)
Antal sider13
Vol/bind4
ForlagAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Publikationsdato17 nov. 2021
ArtikelnummerDETC2021-69406, V004T04A014
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-0-7918-8540-6
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 17 nov. 2021
BegivenhedASME 2021 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - Virtual, Online
Varighed: 17 aug. 202119 aug. 2021

Konference

KonferenceASME 2021 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
LokationVirtual, Online
Periode17/08/202119/08/2021

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