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Board 49: Enhancing Student Active Learning via Concept Mapping in an Undergraduate Engineering Course

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Tampa, Florida

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June 15, 2019

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June 15, 2019

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June 19, 2019

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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Ning Fang Utah State University

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Ning Fang is a Professor in the Department of Engineering Education at Utah State University, U.S.A. He has taught a variety of courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels, such as engineering dynamics, metal machining, and design for manufacturing. His areas of interest include computer-assisted instructional technology, curricular reform in engineering education, and the modeling and optimization of manufacturing processes. He earned his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering. He is a Senior Member of the Society for Manufacturing Engineering (SME), a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

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Concept mapping is a visual technique for knowledge organization, representation, and elicitation. This poster presentation describes how concept mapping was implemented in an engineering dynamics course, a required, high-enrollment and high-impact course in many engineering programs, such as mechanical, civil, and aerospace engineering. This poster presentation describes the results of a questionnaire survey administrated at the end of a recent semester to find out student experiences with concept mapping. The results show that overall, concept mapping had a positive impact on student learning.

Fang, N. (2019, June), Board 49: Enhancing Student Active Learning via Concept Mapping in an Undergraduate Engineering Course Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32360

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