About the CEEDA study

The CEEDA (Collaborative Engineering Education in the Digital Age) website forms one element of a wider study exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the engineering education sector worldwide. The study will deliver two outputs, both of which will be open-source.

The first output is a report that charts the lessons learnt from the current period of ‘emergency teaching’ due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how this experience might impact the trajectory of engineering education in the future.  It will be informed by one-to-one consultations with global thought leaders in engineering education, including those with particular expertise in educational technology.  This report will be available at the close of the study, anticipated in July/August 2021.  

The second output is the CEEDA website showcasing examples of global best practice in engineering collaborative and/or project-based learning that are delivered partially or fully online during this period of ‘emergency teaching’. Further details on the approach to case study development – including how cases are selected, investigated and documented – is provide below, along with information on the project timeline.

Compiled from two groups of institutions and activities identified as representing global best practice, case studies are built from semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders to both the activity/course under examination, and the engineering education programs as a whole. More details

Case studies will be identified, documented and added to the CELDA website throughout the 2020/21 academic year. More details

The case studies all share a common structure, bringing together a review of the activity under consideration, and details of the broader institutional approach to engineering education. More details

The research is led by Dr Ruth Graham and guided by an academic advisory group drawn from the co-funding institutions. More details

The research is being co-funded by a consortium of universities and organisations with a particular interest in collaborative engineering learning and/or the use of educational technology in the engineering curriculum.  More details


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