Digitally Enabled Experiential Learning Spaces for Engineering Education 4.0


Novel digital technologies have transformed societies, organizations, and individuals in diverse aspects of daily life, elevating their competency requirements in order to successfully develop, integrate, and generate value. To remain relevant Higher education should provide students with digitally enhanced learning experiences to build their necessary competencies. To progress in this direction, this work proposes a method that can be used to develop digitally enabled experiential learning spaces (DeELS) in engineering education so as to incorporate digital technologies into engineering problem-solving and decision-making activities, as an innovative approach to Education 4.0. Two implementation cases exemplify the digital transformation of these learning spaces in the Lean Thinking Learning Space (LTLS) for undergraduate engineering courses. The exemplification shows how students, through designing, creating and integrating digital/smart kanban systems, execute their learning activities in a DeELS. The results suggest that the students were able to satisfactorily achieve their learning outcomes through the learning experiences. Moreover, new instances of learning experiences for digital transformation were identified within the LTLS. However, future work is required regarding new instances of digital transformation learning experiences in order to make any further inferences or generalizations regarding DeELS and their contribution to competency development

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
Additional Information: Copyright © 2023 by the authors. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license ( Funding Information: The APC was funded by the Writing Lab, Institute for the Future of Education, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico.
Uncontrolled Keywords: education 4.0,engineering education,experiential learning spaces,educational innovation,higher education
Publication ISSN: 2227-7102
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2023 12:18
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2023 14:10
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2023-01
Published Online Date: 2023-01-08
Accepted Date: 2023-01-01
Authors: Salinas-Navarro, David Ernesto (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-7919-4885)
Garay-Rondero, Claudia Lizette
Arana-Solares, Iván Andrés



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License: Creative Commons Attribution

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