Measuring Attitudinal Learning Outcomes in Electronics and Communication Engineering Experimental Instructions
Asha Murali1, T Gnana Sambanthan2

1Asha Murali*, Research Scholar, Engineering Education, National Institute of Technical Teachers‟ Training and Research, Taramani, Chennai, India.
2Dr T G Gnana Sambanthan,  Professor  National Institute of Technical Teachers‟ Training and Research, Taramani, Chennai, India.
Manuscript received on September 23, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 05, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 413-417 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A9396109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A9396.109119
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Abstract: In traditional time bound linear teaching practices, learning outcomes are difficult to measure from the actual learning happened, as autonomous learning is not explicitly considered. Research studies and documents available on the practice of Outcome Based Education and the subsequent design and development of Learning Outcomes for measuring core competencies along with skills and attitudes of learners, which specifically concentrating on the Laboratory experimental courses in Electronics and Communication engineering is very rare. This paper attempts to make an experimental study on a selected set of experiments, to draw conclusions on the effectiveness of measuring learning outcomes that actually encourage students for autonomous learning. Demography and the subjects considered for the experimental studies are presented along with statistical outputs. The results are encouraging and would throw more light for further research in this area. Besides, the results will be highly useful to the generic area of engineering education. Validation of the results is done by social survey method, which includes statistical analysis. The experimental students are however limited to Indian conditions (and the current practices followed) of engineering education.
Keywords: Core competencies; Electronics and Communication Engineering; Laboratory practices; Learning attitudes; Learning Outcomes; Outcome Based Education; Skill learning.