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Board 62: Usability of a Mobile Augmented Reality Application to Teach Structural Analysis

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

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July 27, 2018

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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16

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Aliye Karabulut Ilgu Iowa State University

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Dr. Aliye Karabulut-Ilgu is a lecturer in the department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University. Her background is in Curriculum and Instruction, and her research interests include online learning, hybrid learning, and technology integration in higher education.

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Elizabeth Miller

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Suhan Yao Iowa State University

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Suhan Yao is a graduating master student in the Curriculum and Instructional Technology program at Iowa State University. She works as an instructional designer (graduate assistant) on campus. Her research interests include online learning, curriculum design, and instructional technology.

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David A Wehr Iowa State University

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An Chen Iowa State University

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Yelda Turkan Oregon State University

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Dr. Yelda Turkan is an assistant professor of Construction Engineering and Management in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University. She holds a doctoral degree in civil engineering with emphasis in construction engineering and management from the University of Waterloo in Canada. Prior to joining academia, she worked in the construction industry for two years as a highway design project engineer. Dr. Turkan teaches construction contracts and virtual design and construction courses at undergraduate and graduate level. In 2015, she was awarded with ASCE ExCEEd Fellowship for completing the ExCEEd teaching workshop organized and supported by ASCE. In her research, Dr. Turkan investigates how LiDAR and virtual design and construction (VDC) technologies can help improve project controls and project performance metrics. Her research interests and experience are centered on the areas of remote sensing, computer vision, image processing and machine learning applications for construction engineering and management, infrastructure asset management, and transportation.

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Amir H. Behzadan Texas A&M University

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Charles T. Jahren P.E. Iowa State University

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Charles T. Jahren is the W. A. Klinger Teaching Professor and the Assistant Chair for Construction Engineering in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota and his PhD in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. He has over six years of industrial experience as a bridge construction project engineer for a construction contractor and as a research engineer for the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory in Port Hueneme California. His teaching interests include construction equipment, cost estimating and construction process design. His research interests include highway and heavy construction methods, road maintenance methods, innovations in construction process administration, engineering education, hybrid learning and online learning.

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Abstract

Structural Analysis is an introductory course for structural engineering, which is taught in every undergraduate civil engineering program at about 300 institutions in the U.S., and also in most architectural and construction programs, as a core and required course. Despite its critical role in the curriculum, most novice learners in this course do not appear to have a sound understanding of fundamental concepts, such as load effects and load path; and in general, they lack the ability to visualize the deformed shape of simple structures, a necessary skill to conceptualize structural behavior beyond theoretical formulas and methods.

In this paper, we aim to identify the design characteristics of an effective pedagogy involving AR to teach structural analysis. Adopting a design-based research approach, the paper describes the iterative research process that does not just evaluate the pedagogical applications involving AR, but systematically attempts to refine this intervention; and produce design principles that can guide similar research and development efforts. The cycle of research includes (a) analysis of practical problems by researchers and practitioners in collaboration; (b) development of solutions informed by existing design principles and technological innovations; (c) iterative cycles of testing and refinement of solutions in practice; and (d) reflection to produce design principles and enhance solution implementation. Findings from the evaluation and testing of the AR environment are included in the conclusions.

Karabulut Ilgu, A., & Miller, E., & Yao, S., & Wehr, D. A., & Chen, A., & Turkan, Y., & Behzadan, A. H., & Jahren, C. T. (2018, June), Board 62: Usability of a Mobile Augmented Reality Application to Teach Structural Analysis Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30074

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