A Paradigm Shift in Teaching Aerospace Engineering: From Campus Learners to Professional Learners – a Case Study on Online Courses in Smart Structures and Air Safety Investigation

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Abstract

In this paper, the transition from teaching on-campus to an online audience consisting of working professionals in an Aerospace Engineering context is described. The differences in the learner’s needs and the transition in teaching methods and style that is required from teaching staff is discussed. This is illustrated by two case studies: for Smart Structures and for Air Safety Investigation. Recommendations on how universities can contribute to Life Long Learning are given.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting 8–12 January 2018, Kissimmee, Florida
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-62410-524-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event56th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - Kissimmee, United States
Duration: 8 Jan 201812 Jan 2018
Conference number: 56
https://doi.org/10.2514/MASM18

Conference

Conference56th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityKissimmee
Period8/01/1812/01/18
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    Saunders, G., Rans, C., Schuurman, M., De Breuker, R., & van Staalduinen, J-P. (2018). A Paradigm Shift in Teaching Aerospace Engineering: From Campus Learners to Professional Learners – a Case Study on Online Courses in Smart Structures and Air Safety Investigation. In 2018 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting 8–12 January 2018, Kissimmee, Florida [AIAA 2018-0810] American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA). https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-0810