Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
This paper discusses the development and assessment of an online chemical engineering bridging course, which is a two-semester course designed to prepare students with backgrounds in chemistry, biology and other non-chemical engineering fields for graduate study in chemical engineering. Although it is not equivalent to a four-year degree in chemical engineering, the course aims to furnish students with sufficient background to successfully undertake graduate classes offered by a chemical engineering program. This course will also provide a suitable option for employees in technical fields who desire understanding of core chemical engineering concepts.
Using information technology and multimedia tools, short topic modules have been designed which use video lectures, worked screencasts of example problems and homework solutions, and conceptual testing instruments. Students will be able to communicate and discuss their ideas and problems using live and archived group chat-room applications to practice working in an interactive group work environment with other students and the course instructor.
We plan to utilize evidence-based evaluation techniques to assess the effectiveness of the course (and individual features of the course) toward student learning. Possible evaluation methods will be discussed, and feedback from the audience will be encouraged.
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Golpour, H., & Cooper, M., & Bullard, L. G. (2018, June), Board 38: Work In Progress: Development and Evaluation of an Online Chemical Engineering Bridging Course Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30021
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