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Active Learning for Engineering/Technical Graphics Online Environments

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012



Conference Session

Assessment in Graphics Education

Tagged Division

Engineering Design Graphics

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25.128.1 - 25.128.11



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Alice Y. Scales North Carolina State University

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Alice Y. Scales is the Assistant Department Head of the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education at North Carolina State University. She has taught at NC State University since 1988. She has a B.S. in science education, a M.Ed. in industrial arts education, and an Ed.D. in occupational education.

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Terri E. Varnado North Carolina State University

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Active Learning for Engineering/Technical Graphics Online EnvironmentsThis paper will provide a brief history of traditional active learning and will also examine activelearning techniques that can be utilized for distance education. Some established online teachingand learning methods and strategies will also be discussed. Consideration of current online activelearning environments will follow. Hybrid courses have been taught since Fall 2007 at NorthCarolina State University in Technology, Engineering and Design Education. In light of thesecourses, there is an interest in ways to improve operative instruction in these courses. Thisreview of literature is the beginning step towards effective active learning strategies, processes,and procedures. The active learning strategies discussed will focus mainly on course content thatrelates to engineering/technical graphic courses in higher education settings.

Scales, A. Y., & Varnado, T. E. (2012, June), Active Learning for Engineering/Technical Graphics Online Environments Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--20888

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