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Kisaalita, William S. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2018
Offering first year seminars and experiences is well-established as one of the high-impact educational practices. An inquiry-based freshman seminar in which students conduct poverty simulation term projects has been offered for five years at the University of Georgia. The students have four project options of: dressing the part and panhandling…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, First Year Seminars, Reflection
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Watson, Mary Katherine; Barrella, Elise; Wall, Thomas A.; Noyes, Caroline; Rodgers, Michael – Advances in Engineering Education, 2017
As engineering programs have begun to infuse sustainability into their undergraduate curricula, assessment tools are needed to further inform these reform efforts. The goal of this project was to demonstrate the use of a new rubric to examine students' abilities to engage in sustainable design. The rubric includes 16 sustainable design criteria…
Descriptors: Design, Sustainable Development, Engineering Education, Scoring Rubrics
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Kirkman, Robert; Fu, Katherine; Lee, Bumsoo – Advances in Engineering Education, 2017
This paper introduces an approach to teaching ethics as design in a new course entitled Design Ethics, team-taught by a philosopher and an engineer/designer. The course follows a problem-based learning model in which groups of students work through the phases of the design process on a project for a local client, considering the design values and…
Descriptors: Ethics, Teaching Methods, Design, Engineering Education
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Ferri, Bonni H.; Ferri, Aldo A.; Majerich, David M.; Madden, Amanda G. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2016
This paper examines the effects of hands-on learning in an undergraduate circuits class that is taught to non-majors; i.e., students outside of electrical and computing engineering. The course, ECE3710, is taught in a blended format facilitated by the video lectures prepared for two Massive Open Online Courses developed for the Coursera Platform.…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Hands on Science, Science Laboratories, Large Group Instruction
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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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Webster, Donald R.; Majerich, David M.; Madden, Amanda G. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2016
A flipped classroom approach was implemented in an undergraduate fluid mechanics course. Students watched short, online video lectures before class, participated in active in-class problem solving sessions (in pairs), and completed individualized online quizzes weekly. In-class activities were designed to develop problem-solving skills and teach…
Descriptors: Mechanics (Physics), Undergraduate Students, Electronic Learning, Multimedia Materials
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Forest, Craig R.; Moore, Roxanne A.; Jariwala, Amit S.; Fasse, Barbara Burks; Linsey, Julie; Newstetter, Wendy; Ngo, Peter; Quintero, Christopher – Advances in Engineering Education, 2014
Creativity, invention, and innovation are values championed as central pillars of engineering education. However, university environments that foster open-ended design-build projects are uncommon. Fabrication and prototyping spaces at universities are typically "machine shops" where students relinquish actual fabrication activities to…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Intellectual Property, Studio Art, Creativity
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Kellam, Nadia; Walther, Joachim; Costantino, Tracie; Cramond, Bonnie – Advances in Engineering Education, 2013
Traditional curricular approaches within engineering education tend to be fragmented, with opportunities for content- and meta-level synthesis being mostly limited to freshman and senior year design courses. In this paper, we are proposing a curricular model, the Synthesis and Design Studio, to combat the tendency towards fragmented curricula. The…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Scherrer, Christina R.; Butler, Renee J.; Burns, Shekinah – Advances in Engineering Education, 2010
The purpose of this research is to study general student perceptions of online education and characterize the differences that exist between various student demographic groups, with a focus on differences between those who have and have not previously taken courses online. We surveyed more than 300 students and analyzed their responses. Although…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Engineering Education, Surveys