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Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation
The University of ____ promotes entrepreneurial minded learning (EML) through the integration of e-learning modules on entrepreneurial topics into regular engineering and computer science courses. Each module is supplemented by a contextual activity where students apply what they learned in the module. The e-learning modules collectively target 18 KEEN Student Outcomes (KSOs) described in the KEEN Framework . An approach for assessing the achievement of these 18 KEEN Student Outcomes (KSOs) after students complete courses that deploy the e-learning modules and associated contextual activities is described.
An assessment rubric was developed for each e-learning module for use by instructors to rate student performance on a 5-point scale on topics covered in the module. Typically, each rubric contained 3-5 assessment outcomes. Student achievement of the assessment outcomes through an integrated e-learning module and contextual activity was determined by the proportion of students in the class who met or exceeded the threshold rating of 3, where 3 was the rating of “average” on the 5-point scale.
The assessment outcomes for each module were mapped to the 18 KSOs with appropriate weights, depending on how well the module addressed the KSOs. Using the weights and the threshold of 3 for each assessment outcome, appropriate thresholds were determined for each KSO. The proportion of student who exceeded the threshold for each KSO was used to assess the EML of students in a class deploying an e-learning module and contextual activity. Differences in the proportion of students meeting or exceeding the KSO thresholds for the deployment of the same e-learning module in different courses or course sections were used to determine if the deployment in one course/section was significantly better than the deployment in another course/section. Statistically significant differences are useful for identifying which courses/sections need help with deployment.
An attempt is also made to assess achievement of KSOs through multiple classes deploying different integrated e-learning modules.
1. Kern Entrepreneurial Education Network (KEEN) (2016). Mindset + skillset: Education in tandem. Retrieved from https://engineeringunleashed.com/Mindset-Matters/Framework.aspx
Harichandran, R. S., & Rana, A., & Erdil, N. O. (2020, June), An Approach to Assess Achievement of EML Through Integrated e-Learning Modules Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34106
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