This research was funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, or NITC, a program of TREC at Portland State University. Funding was also provided by the Federal Highway Adminstration (FHWA).
Transportation -- Planning -- Study and teaching, Portland State University -- Curricula, Engineering -- Curricula, Region X Transportation Consortium
Traditionally, engineering coursework has been delivered in a lecture-based format with accompanying exercises assigned for time outside of class. The activity-based approach to learning aims to keep students engaged in and responsible for their own learning processes. This approach has been shown to be more effective than conventional teaching approaches in terms of long-term retention of the educational material.
Monsere, Christopher. Development, Deployment, and Assessment of a New Educational Paradigm for Transportation Professionals and University Students. OTREC-ED-12-03. Portland, OR: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), 2013. https://doi.org/10.15760/trec.80