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Signals and Systems II: A flipped classroom experiment in undergraduate control education


T. Sutter, J. Lygeros

ASME Control and Dynamics Magazine

We present a blended learning concept for undergraduate control education that we are developing at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering of ETH Zurich. Our approach is not to replace face-to-face instruction, but to augment it by exploiting the use of on-line technologies. Preparatory content in the form of videos or quizzes is assigned to the students before the class, allowing more of the contact hours to be devoted to embellishing the material, going into greater depth, highlighting subtle points, or providing illustrative examples. Our approach adopts a feedback perspective of the learning process, where information collected electronically during the lecture and throughout the semester is used to identify gaps in the understanding of the class and adapt the material and the way it is presented in an effort to improve the learning outcome. For the most part, this adaptation is carried out "manually" by the instructor and the teaching assistants, taking into account information about the aggregate student population. We also discuss, however, the development of the on-line tool Albie that uses data analytics to implement this feedback process automatically and at the level of individual students.


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% Autogenerated BibTeX entry
@Article { SutLyg:2016:IFA_5470,
    author={T. Sutter and J. Lygeros},
    title={{Signals and Systems II: A flipped classroom experiment in
	  undergraduate control education}},
    journal={ASME Control and Dynamics Magazine},
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