In order to improve programming skills of students at the Schulich School of Engineering, we have flipped one large scale programming course with over 800 student since fall 2015. The purpose of this workshop is to share our experiences, pros and cons of this method of teaching and learning to other colleagues at the university level. We would like also to initiate discussions and share ideas about possible methods and techniques to reduce the challenging task of student assessment (marking lab assignments and exams) and developing a sense of community and conducting conversations in the flipped classroom format.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be familiarized with:
- Methods of administrating and delivering a large scale flipped class
- Challenges and difficulties to manage a large scale flipped class
- Our two years of experiences (pros and cons) in curriculum development and method of delivery
Dr. Moussavi is currently a faculty member and has served over twelve years as the Director of Software Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary. He has over 25 years of Research and teaching experience in different areas of information technologies, software engineering. His general research interest and technical expertise include: Software Engineering Education, Software Process and Software Development Engineering and Software Analysis, Design, and Architecture.
Dr. Mohammad Moshirpour is an instructor of Software Engineering at the Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary. His research interests include software engineering and computer science education, the areas of software architecture, software requirements engineering, design and analysis of multi-agent systems, intelligent data analytics, data mining and machine learning. He is also the IEEE Chair of the Computer Chapter of the Southern Alberta Section.
Dr. Laleh Behjat is a professor at the University of Calgary. She holds a grant from Taylor Institute to her research in applying mathematical techniques for solving physical design problems and has presented her work at several international conferences and workshops. In the spring of 2017, along with Dr. Robert Kelly, Dr. Shannon Maguire and Ms. Emily Marasco, she designed a series of workshops on creative development at the Taylor Institute. Dr. Behjat has a passion for increasing the statues of women in Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).