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ERIC Number: EJ1104559
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
Class and Home Problems. Identify-Solve-Broadcast Your Own Transport Phenomenon: Student-Created YouTube Videos to Foster Active Learning in Mass and Heat Transfer
Wen, Fei; Khera, Eshita
Chemical Engineering Education, v50 n3 p186-192 Sum 2016
Despite the instinctive perception of mass and heat transfer principles in daily life, productive learning in this course continues to be one of the greatest challenges for undergraduate students in chemical engineering. In an effort to enhance student learning in classroom, we initiated an innovative active-learning method titled "Identify-Solve-Broadcast Your Own Transport Phenomenon". Key elements of project-based learning were adapted to create this three-stage method (identify-solve-broadcast) that integrates modern digital technology to cohesively link students' natural learning instincts to their scientific knowledge of mass and heat transfer. Our qualitative analyses show that this method serves to equip the students with competitive global skills like independent thinking, collaboration and efficient project management. Quantitative assessments further indicate that incorporation of the digital dimension resulted in a remarkable reinforcement of core concepts in mass and heat transfer, as demonstrated by the statistically significant improvement in student performances. Overall, this project represents an effective type of class and home problem that motivates student-centric learning while enhancing self-motivation, creative thinking and critical analysis among students.
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville, FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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