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Building a Student-Generated Instructional Video Library for Thermodynamics

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014



Conference Session

NSF Grantees’ Poster Session

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Division Experimentation & Lab-Oriented Studies

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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24.240.1 - 24.240.7



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James P. Abulencia Manhattan College


David L. Silverstein P.E. University of Kentucky

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David L. Silverstein is the PJC Engineering Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. He is also the Director of the College of Engineering's Extended Campus Programs in Paducah, Kentucky, where he has taught for 14 years. His PhD and MS studies in ChE were completed at Vanderbilt University, and his BSChE at the University of Alabama. Silverstein's research interests include conceptual learning tools and training, and he has particular interests in faculty development. He is the recipient of several ASEE awards, including the Fahein award for young faculty teaching and educational scholarship, the Cororan award for best article in the journal Chemical Engineering Education (twice), and the Martin award for best paper in the ChE Division at the ASEE Annual Meeting.

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Margot A. Vigeant Bucknell University

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Margot is a professor of chemical engineering and an associate dean of the college of engineering at Bucknell University. Her interests include conceptual learning in engineering, active, collaborative, and problem-based learning, and how the use of technology and games can engage students.

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Current  college  students  are  accustomed  to  documenting  and  sharing  their  experiences  through  text,  photo,  and  video,  thanks  to  the  ready  availability  of  all  of  these  through  personal  portable  devices.  The  democratization  of  video  production  and  access  has  lead  to  the  possibility  to  both  teach  and  learn  with  video  as  never  before.    This  work  seeks  to  capitalize  on  student  expectations  and  the  current  technological  environment  to  bring  the  benefits  of  both  teaching  and  learning  with  video  into  core  technical  undergraduate  engineering  courses.    Specifically,  in  this  work  we  ask  student  teams  to  create  short,  targeted,  easy  to  understand  videos  about  concepts  in  thermodynamics,  and  then  invite  them  to  watch  the  faculty-­‐vetted  library  of  videos  developed  by  their  peers  at  their  own  and  two  collaborating  institutions.    We  are  studying  changes  in  students’  conceptual  learning  as  a  result  of  participation  in  this  program,  and  are  building  a  repository  of  accurate,  engaging,  videos  for  thermodynamics  learning  that  will  ultimately  be  shared  with  other  instructors  and  the  public.        

Abulencia, J. P., & Silverstein, D. L., & Vigeant, M. A. (2014, June), Building a Student-Generated Instructional Video Library for Thermodynamics Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20131

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