The Faculty of Engineering at American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) organized an online workshop entitled as "Outcome Based Teaching-Learning and Assessment: Addressing Complex Engineering Problems and Complex Engineering Activities" on July 10, 2021 from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM. The workshop was held in Zoom online platform and moderated by Mr. Tawsif Ibne Alam, Assistant Professor and Special Assistant, Dept. of EEE, AIUB.
The welcome speech was given by Dr. ABM Siddique Hossain (Professor and Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB) where he recognized OBE as the best pedagogy in stem education and discussed the journey of AIUB in adopting OBE. The entire workshop was conducted by Dr. Md. Abdur Razzak (Professor and Former Head, Dept. of EEE, Independent University Bangladesh). The speaker began his talk with an example-oriented explanation of Program Outcome (PO) Mapping to Psychomotor, Affective and Cognitive domains of Bloom’s taxonomy. Addressing and achieving techniques of CO, PO and KPA were discussed along with plans for course wise inspirational and motivational CO and PO statement development. Next, he shared strategies to achieve OBE for specific domains using different assessment techniques such as assignment, open-ended lab, course project and capstone project. He gave tips for standard assessment rubric formulation for different types of assessment and to upgrade maximum number of students from remember to creative stage. Finally, Prof. Razzak used examples for different types of assessment question to discuss methods of addressing and designing complex engineering problem in different level courses. The most focus was put into explaining how complex engineering problems can be addressed through final year capstone project based on program outcomes, bloom’s domain and knowledge profile criterion.
The moderator then invited the audience to participate in a question answer session, during which Prof. Razzak further elaborated on the advantages, challenges and effective strategies for online teaching-learning and assessment. The workshop was concluded by Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman (Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB). In his closing speech, Prof. Rahman emphasized the future aspects of OBE implementation in universities and thanked Prof. Razzak for the informative session, especially for the problem based and example-oriented approach of his explanation. He also acknowledged the FE faculty members for their efforts in implementing OBE. Dr. Md. Abdul Mannan (Professor and Director, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB), Mr. Nafiz Ahmed Chisty (Associate Professor and Head In-Charge, Dept. of EEE, AIUB), Mr. Md. Saniat Rahman Zishan (Associate Professor and Head, Dept. of CoE, AIUB), Mr. Chowdhury Akram Hossain (Senior Assistant Professor and Special Assistant of OSA, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB) were also present at the event.