June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
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Comparison of Engineering Economics Learning Outcomes Using Live Distance and Face to Face Delivery MethodsA continuing trend in engineering education is increasing use of distance or on line deliveredinstructional materials. There is a growing body of literature which examines various aspects ofon line versus traditional instructional methods but the study of engineering classes deliveredlive using different modalities is not well studied. This paper adds to this literature by examiningthe effectiveness of two parallel course delivery techniques in accomplishing student learning:live face to face lectures compared to live distance delivered lectures. Three sections ofengineering economics with three different instructors (two face to face and one distancedelivered) participated in the study. All three sections used consistent final exam questions andevaluated learning outcomes using consistent rubrics. The paper will analyze similarities anddifferences in student accomplishment based on these final exam questions and student responsesto related survey questions. In addition, the distance delivered lectures employed a responsesystem which enabled quizzes and attendance monitoring very similar to a face to face courseusing clicker technology. Results of this new innovation will also be analyzed in the paper.This study will be of interest to engineering educators and in particular those who are exploringor investigating various distance learning approaches.
Kauffmann, P. J., & Wilck, J., & Lynch, P. C. (2015, June), Comparison of Engineering Economics Learning Outcomes and Student Perception Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23717
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