Asessing laboratory effectiveness in electrical engineering courses

Srilekha Srinivasan, Lance C. Pérez, Robert D. Palmer, Michael F. Anderson, A. John Boye

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations


A laboratory component is being added to a four-course sequence in the undergraduate electrical engineering curriculum at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in an effort to increase student learning and improve retention of prerequisite concepts. The lab and the study of its effects on achieving the course objectives in an undergraduate level course, ELEC 304 Signals and Systems, and a senior/graduate level course, ELEC 464/864 Digital Communications are discussed. The study uses a mixed method protocol in which the impact of the laboratory experience is measured through quantitative and qualitative techniques. This paper discusses the design of the study and results gathered to date.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication33rd Annual Frontiers in Education
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering as a Human Endeavor: Partnering Community, Academia, Government, and Industry, FIE 2003 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)0780379616
StatePublished - 2003
Event33rd Annual Frontiers in Education, FIE 2003 - Westminster, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2003Nov 8 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565


Other33rd Annual Frontiers in Education, FIE 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Assessment
  • Electrical engineering
  • Laboratory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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