On 10 October, Prof. Xinjie Yu, creator of Tsinghua University’s first MOOC course, ‘Principles of Electric Circuit’, gave a presentation entitled ‘Student-centred teaching and learning’. The workshop attracted over 35 academic staff members.
During the lecture, Prof. Yu shared how his MOOC course, ‘Principles of Electric Circuit’, a compulsory course for science and engineering students, became popular among students from all over the world. He also shared with UM faculty members how to incorporate MOOC and other online resources into their teaching in order to enhance the experience of teaching and learning.
In addition, he argued that nowadays both teachers and students could easily access internet resources, thus making it extra important for teachers to find out what our learners don’t understand and to tackle those areas. By using Rain classroom and flipped modes, teachers could turn teaching and learning from passive to active, and students would not just phub but, instead, look up and at teachers.
About the speaker:
Professor Xinjie Yu joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at Tsinghua University since 2001. He holds Bachelor and Ph.D. degrees of Electrical Engineering in 1996 and 2001 respectively from Tsinghua University. His research interests include pulse power supplies, intelligent optimization, wireless energy transfer. He has been the PI of more than 10 academic projects, the author of 3 books on evolutionary algorithms, electric circuits, and pedagogy and more than 30 peer-reviewed international journal papers, and serves as the Editorial Board Member of 3 international journals.