About the CEEDA study › What is the structure of each case study?

The case studies all share a common structure.

Summary information

A summary is provided across the header of each case study to help classify the activity under consideration.  It includes a brief outline of the ‘distinctive feature’ of the activity/course as well as data to illustrate its key characteristics (such as the size of the student cohort, what proportion of its delivery was online and whether it required to students to work across multiple time-zones). 

The date when the case study was approved for release by the host university/school is also provided. 

Abstract

A summary of each of the case studies four main sections is provided. Two short videos are also included in the abstract: one to showcase the focus and distinctive features of the case study, and one to highlight the host university’s current approach and future vision in engineering education.

Main sections of the case study

The main portion of the case study is divided into four sections:

1. Activity overview

An overview of the activity/course under consideration, outlining its key components and characteristics;

2. Independent review

A review of the design and delivery of the activity, including the challenges faced and success factors apparent;

3. Institutional setting

Outline of the broader approach taken to engineering education at the host institution, including that strategies adopted during COVID-19 ‘emergency teaching’ and how this experience has shaped the future educational vision;

4. Activity details

Further details on the activity including its structure, the assessment protocol, the composition of the teaching team and the technology used.