ERIC Number: EJ1024992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
From Course Assessment to Redesign: A Hybrid-Vehicle Course as a Case Illustration
Stanton, Ken C.; Bradley, Thomas H.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v38 n6 p687-699 2013
Assessment has become a central aspect of engineering education for evaluating student learning, attaining accreditation, and ensuring accountability. However, the final step of the assessment process, which requires assessment results be used to redesign courses and programmes, is appreciably underdeveloped in the literature. As such, this work suggests a process, based on the engineering problem-solving method, to analyse and act on problems and successes identified in the assessment results. The process is illustrated through an application to Colorado State University's new programme for Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Engineering, for which the redesign process was originally created. Readers will benefit by simplifying and systematising the essential aspect of the assessment process--application to course redesign--for use in both research and practice applications.
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Student Evaluation, Accreditation (Institutions), Problem Solving, Academic Achievement, Summative Evaluation, Motor Vehicles, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, Course Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado