Impact of Integrated E-learning: Traditional Approach to Teaching Engineering Perspective Courses




Engineering Education, Interactive Technologies, Engineering Perspective, Mobile Learning


Abstract— The process of teaching engineering perspective courses generally faces a number of challenges due to the nature of the course, the skills required and the large number of students. Thus, this paper aims at assessing the impact of applying a traditional integrated E-learning approach to the teaching of the Engineering Perspective course based on an online system, namely the Google Classroom application. The population of this study is composed of 130 Egyptian first-year applied arts students from the nine departments of the Faculty of Applied Arts at Damietta University during the first semester of the academic year 2019-2020. The sample is determined using Google Forms via Google Classroom. A total of 130 students participated in Google Classroom class and 84 students participated in this investigation. Results revealed that the students primarily preferred the proposed approach for its technical feasibility and its positive effect on their academic performance. Where can they access academic content anytime and anywhere for an infi-nite number of times? The study resulted in a proposal for a framework de-signed to apply the integrated approach in a comprehensive manner and adapted to its application in the design of practical engineering courses in which students are enrolled in large numbers.

Author Biographies

Lina Nageb Fewella, Damietta University

Dr. Lina Nageb, a lecturer with PHD of Interior design and Furniture, obtained her B.Sc. in Applied Arts from Damietta University, Damietta, Egypt in 2010. She was the first in her department of Interior Design and Furniture with distinction with honors in her class. Dr. Lina has spent nine years as a Demonstrator and a Lecturer Assistant at the Department of Interior Design and Furniture, Faculty of Applied Arts, Damietta University, especially practical courses, which earned her several experiences in engineering courses and practical designs. Dr. Lina’s Master was related mainly to the Interior Design and Furniture in the Cultural Centers. She was granted her M.Sc. degree in 2015 fom Damietta University. On the other hand, her Philosophical Doctorate main theme was the The Role of Interior Design to Rebuild the Contemporary Egyptian Personal at the New Administrative Metropolitan. She was granted her Ph.D. degree in 2019. Currently, Dr. Lina is a Lecturer in the Interior Design and Furniture Field and holds her Ph.D. degree from Damietta University, Damietta, Egypt. Till date, She has published two scientific researches, two books from her thesis, participated in organizing a national competition in her University, and acting as a reviewer in an international journal, In 2019, Lina participated in Abdullatif Alfozan Award for Mosque Architecture, she was nominated and shortlisted in three branches for the final stage of the Mosque Accessories Competition. Fields of Interest: Interior Design, Furniture Design, Architectural Engineering, E-Learning, Improving Higher Education, History of Architecture, Cultural Heritage, History of Furniture, Augmented reality technologies.

Laila Mohamed Khodeir, Ain Shams University

Dr. Laila Khodeir, an Associate Professor of Architecture and Management in the British university in Egypt and at Ain Shams University , a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the PMI, a Green Classroom Professional from the LEED association and the Principle Investigator of the Interactive Sustainable Child Development Center (ISCDC) Research Project has been graduated from Ain Shams University in 2002. Her Master’s Degree in 2005 focused on “Social Sustainability”, namely” The Impact of Local Communities on Eco-lodge Design Criteria”. Whereas, her PHD in 2010 focused on a newly emerging discipline in Egypt at that time, which is “Facility Management”. Since then, the research work of Dr. Laila has focused generally on Facility Management, Construction Project Management and the application of Management as a broad term in teaching Architecture. Up to date, She has published more that 45 papers either in peer reviewed journals, or in international conferences. In addition to publishing three book chapters, and acting as a reviewer in a number of national and international journals, JOC Journal of Construction, South Africa and Ain Shams Engineering Journal, Elsevier, Science Direct. Fields of Interest: Sustainable Design, Facility Management, Maintenance Management, Building Performance Evaluation, Construction Project Management, Risk Management, Quality Management and Control, Change Management Practices, Marketing Management for Construction Projects, Capacity Management, Value Engineering.

Abeer Hamed Swidan, Damietta University

Professor of principles of Interior Design and Head of the Department of Interior Design and Furniture at Faculty of Applied Arts - Damietta University, An arbitrator in the scientific committee of advancement professors and associate professors in Faculty of Applied Arts, An arbitrator in scientific journal of Faculty of Applied Arts - Damietta University, An external arbitrator at University of Baghdad - Faculty of Fine Arts for the advancement of professors and assistant professors, Member of the Arab Society for Architecture and Islamic Arts, Winner of the best award research through the activities of Hassan Fathy International Award for Architecture held through the Library of Alexandria for the years 2013-2014, Winner of the best award research at the International Conference on Architecture and Urbanism in Antalya, Turkey, sponsored by the University of HEP 2019.




How to Cite

Fewella, L. N., Khodeir, L. M., & Swidan, A. H. (2021). Impact of Integrated E-learning: Traditional Approach to Teaching Engineering Perspective Courses. International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP), 11(2), pp. 82–101.