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Applying Technology to Improve Student Learning Outcomes in Dynamics Course

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2018

Conference Session

MET Papers 1

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Engineering Technology

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

15

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https://peer.asee.org/27606

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17

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Mileta Tomovic Old Dominion University

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Dr. Tomovic received BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Belgrade, MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan. Dr. Tomovic is Professor of Engineering Technology, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, F. Batten College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. Prior to joining ODU Dr. Tomovic had seventeen years of teaching and research experience at Purdue University, with emphasis on development and delivery of manufacturing curriculum, conducting applied research, and engagement with Indiana industry. While at Purdue University, Dr. Tomovic served as W. C. Furnas Professor of Enterprise Excellence, University Faculty Scholar, Director of Digital Enterprise Center, and Special Assistant to Dean for Advanced Manufacturing. He has co-authored three books on hydraulic systems, product lifecycle management, and manufacturing processes. In addition, he has authored or co-authored over 140 papers in journals and conference proceedings, focused on applied research related to design and manufacturability issues, as well as issues related to mechanical engineering technology education. Dr. Tomovic made over 60 invited presentations nationally and internationally on the issues of design optimization and manufacturability. He has co-authored four patents, and over 120 technical reports on practical industrial problems related to product design and manufacturing process improvements.

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Cynthia Tomovic Old Dominion University

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Professor in STEM Education and Professional Studies, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University, VA.

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Vukica M. Jovanovic Old Dominion University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-8626-903X

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Dr. Vukica Jovanovic is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology Program. She holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering Technology, focus on Digital Manufacturing. Her research is focused on mechatronics, digital manufacturing, digital thread, cyber physical systems, broadening participation, and engineering education. She is a Co-Director of Mechatronics and Digital Manufacturing Lab at ODU and a lead of Area of Specialization Mechatronics Systems Design. She worked as a Visiting Researcher at Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Disputanta, VA on projects focusing on digital thread and cyber security of manufacturing systems. She has funded research in broadening participation efforts of underrepresented students in STEM funded by Office of Naval Research, focusing on mechatronic pathways. She is part of the ONR project related to the additive manufacturing training of active military. She is also part of the research team that leads the summer camp to nine graders that focus on broadening participation of underrepresented students into STEM (ODU BLAST).

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Cheng Y. Lin P.E. Old Dominion University

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Dr. Lin is a Professor and Program Director of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Old Dominion University. He received his PhD of Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1989, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia. Dr. Lin has expertise in automation control, machine design, CAD/CAM, CNC, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and robotics. He has been active in the technology application research and teaching training courses for the local industries and technology application center

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Nan Yao Beihang University

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Nan Yao is currently an Assistant Professor, Beihang University, Beijing, China, and a visiting scholar at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Her research interests include reliability of complex networks, advanced simulation, control systems, and engineering education.

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Abstract

Motivating and stimulating students to learn material in required core engineering courses is difficult and yet essential in assuring student success. Traditional methods of teaching and learning need to be reconsidered and modified to meet student expectations and their continuously evolving ways of interaction with technology and social networks. Numerous faculty have been experimenting with various approaches which are taking advantages of both technology and student interaction with technology, with various degrees of success. In this paper authors present another comprehensive method applied in teaching/learning of core engineering mechanics course. It has been observed over a long period of time that Dynamics is one of the more difficult courses in the Mechanical Engineering and Technology programs where students are experiencing certain difficulty in mastering the material. Authors integrated technology into learning experiences in order to stimulate and motivate students to master the material, which proved to be very successful. It has been observed that new approach improved the final scores in the course as well as student satisfaction with this approach of presenting material as well as testing their understanding of the required material. The paper presents results from two years of teaching the course with the current approach, along with lessons learned from this experience.

Tomovic, M., & Tomovic, C., & Jovanovic, V. M., & Lin, C. Y., & Yao, N. (2017, June), Applying Technology to Improve Student Learning Outcomes in Dynamics Course Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27606

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