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Board # 79 : Implementation of a Learning Assessment: Case Study of Applied Statistics Course in Industrial Engineering

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

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June 24, 2017

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June 28, 2017

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Industrial Engineering Division Poster Session

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Industrial Engineering

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Behin Elahi Purdue University, Fort Wayne

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Dr. Behin Elahi is an Assistant Professor, Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Purdue University at Fort Wayne . Previously, she was fixed-term instructor at Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) teaching courses such a manufacturing plan and control, supply chain modeling and management. She got her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toledo (Toledo, OH) in 2016. She has also a Master degree in industrial Engineering and was a consultant/ project manager of the Business Waste Reduction Assistance Program (BWRAP), a partnership between EPA, University of Toledo and Lucas County in Ohio from 2012-2016. She is a professional and an active member of the Society of Women Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and Institute of Industrial and System Engineering.

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Assessment of student learning is an indispensable factor in determining whether students meet the desired standards of course content. This research focuses on researching the comparison of ABET learning outcomes in a lecture-based classroom course, which applies a traditional textbook, versus a mix of lecture-based and problem-based classroom course, which uses a textbook with more applicable case studies for the applied statistics course in Industrial engineering. The required data is gathered by faculty based on applied assessment tools such as project presentation and report, individual assignments, group assignments, in-class activities, and exams. This study was conducted across four semesters for the same course. The key findings from the study demonstrate that the integration of the applied case studies with a mix of lecture-based and problem-based teaching techniques improved the students’ learning outcomes.

Elahi, B. (2017, June), Board # 79 : Implementation of a Learning Assessment: Case Study of Applied Statistics Course in Industrial Engineering Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--27927

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