Copied: Flipped classroom in PhD course Microsensors

Author: koren-klaus

Created: 2018-09-26 07:39pm

Edited: 2018-09-26 07:40pm

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2 week intensive PhD course with around 20 international PhD students interested in using microsensors in their research. The course contains theory and practical exercises.

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Students should know the basic principles of oprical microsensors and planar sensors
  • Students should be able to define the main concepts and components of a sensor
  • Students will be able to use sensors in a practical setting
  • Students should be able to reflect and abstract from shown methods and concepts to their own research and figure out how to implement sensor technology
  • Students should be able to analyse the benefits and drawbacks of a particular sensors for a given problem
Resources Tasks Supports

Out of class

Webcasts, Videos and papers made available online on blackboard (or alike)

Get needed basic information on sensor technologies

Possibility to comment online and discuss in the forum

In class

Short presentations and notes

Define the main concepts and components of a sensor

Short lectures on certain difficult topics
Exchange with peers and teacher in discussion (e.g. jig-saw)

Lab equipment and instructions in form of notes and videos

Students can use sensors in the lab

Teacher will supervise and correct

Literature on different topic
available equipment and samples

Students will find a project that relates sensors to their research and perform it

guidance by the teachers

Notes and routines for data handling

analyse the data obtained in the project and present it to peers

instructions on data analysis by teacher

After course

Course material
generated notes

Reflect on how sensors can be used back home in their research

Teachers are available to answer questions online and can provide special information (e.g. equipment lists)