Fostering Engineering Students Engagement Using Problem-Based Learning and Course Learner Agent Object Portfolios

Akram Ahmad Abu-aisheh, Lynroy Grant, Narendar Sumukadas, Alan Hadad


Engineering education today is undergoing an unprecedented array of challenges, including maintaining student engagement during the lecture and throughout the semester. Fostering student engagement in the class room has become a challenging task for engineering educators. In this paper, the authors report on the application of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) to maintain student engagement throughout each lecture, and the use of Learner Agent Object (LAO) portfolios to maintain student engagement in the course throughout the semester.


engineering education, learner agent object, problem-based learning (PBL), student engagement

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) – eISSN: 2192-4880
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