June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Electrical and Computer
A consortium of 13 Universities has been collectively implementing experiment centric pedagogy (ECP) in their ECE circuits and electronics courses. The project successfully demonstrated that ECP combined with hands-on educational technology stimulates student interest in the STEM area, promotes content acquisition, problem solving, and retention. Throughout the history of the project, it was recognized that the successful collaboration and outcomes the partnering institutions are achieving are significant. As a result, the consortium is implementing a series of follow on activities to gain a deeper understanding of how to grow and develop this work. As the initial period of funding came to an end, a workshop was held to examine the nature of the collaboration between ECP institutions; why has it been successful; can it be improved, expanded, adopted by others (especially historically minority-serving institutions) and sustained. To date, this process has yielded the adoption of a charter for a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to carry on and facilitate the work of the group and a successfully funded REU-RET Megasite: Research Experiences for Undergraduates and Teachers in Smart and Connected Cities. The collaboration between the now 16 institutions within the ECP community will have a positive long-term impact on the development of new cooperative efforts in technical research, engineering education research and curriculum development for the institutions and is expected to have a significant impact on the retention and graduation of under-represented engineering students.
Scott, C. J., & Aybar, J. D., & Abraham, S., & Albin, S., & Andrei, P., & Attia, J. O., & Chouikha, M. F., & Bernadin, S. L., & Connor, K. A., & Dabipi, I. K., & Eldek, A. A., & Geddis, D., & James-Okeke, P. A., & Kelly, J. C., & Leigh-Mack, P., & Morales, J. C., & Ndoye, M., & Nyarko, K., & Oni, B. O., & Quinones, S. A., & Reece, M. A., & Zhang, L., & Zein-Sabatto, S. (2019, June), Board 65: Work in Progress: Growing and Sustaining a Successful Collaboration of Programs Developing and Implementing Experimental Centric Pedagogy Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32399
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