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Talley, Kimberly G.; Smith, Shaunna – Advances in Engineering Education, 2018
For instructors interested in flipping their courses or using in-class video introductions to new topics, the development of custom video lecture content can be a daunting task. Having students create videos as a term project creates the potential opportunity to engage students in peer-to-peer learning via videos while also generating course…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Peer Teaching, Video Technology, Student Projects
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Le Doux, Joseph M.; Waller, Alisha A. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2016
This paper describes the problem-solving studio (PSS) learning environment. PSS was designed to teach students how to solve difficult analytical engineering problems without resorting to rote memorization of algorithms, while at the same time developing their deep conceptual understanding of the course topics. There are several key features of…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Apprenticeships, Engineering Education, Teaching Methods
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Hanyak, Michael E., Jr. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2015
In an introductory chemical engineering course, the conceptual framework of a holistic problem-solving methodology in conjunction with a problem-based learning approach has been shown to create a learning environment that nurtures deep learning rather than surface learning. Based on exam scores, student grades are either the same or better than…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning
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Besterfield-Sacre, Mary; Zappe, Sarah; Shartrand, Angela; Hochstedt, Kirsten – Advances in Engineering Education, 2016
Entrepreneurship programs and courses in engineering education have steadily increased in the United States over the past two decades. However, the nature of these entrepreneurship courses and programs and the characteristics of the instructors who teach them are not yet well understood. The paper explores three research questions: 1) What content…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Entrepreneurship, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes
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Mendoza Díaz, Noemi V.; Cox, Monica F. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2012
This paper presents an extensive overview of preschool to 12th grade (P-12) engineering education literature published between 2001 and 2011. Searches were conducted through education and engineering library engines and databases as well as queries in established publications in engineering education. More than 50 publications were found,…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Engineering Education, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Barroso, Luciana R.; Morgan, James R. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2012
This paper describes the creation and evolution of an undergraduate dynamics and vibrations course for civil engineering students. Incorporating vibrations into the course allows students to see and study "real" civil engineering applications of the course content. This connection of academic principles to real life situations is in…
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, Undergraduate Study, Program Development, Undergraduate Students
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Frolik, Jeff; Flikkema, Paul G.; Weller, Tom; Haden, Carol; Shiroma, Wayne; Franklin, Rhonda – Advances in Engineering Education, 2013
Individual faculty and institutions regularly develop novel educational materials that could benefit others, but these innovations often fail to gain traction outside the developers' circle as barriers to adoption are numerous. We present evidence that development targeting adaptation, rather than complete adoption, of innovative materials and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Course Content, College Faculty, Networks