New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Online teaching and learning has become a popular pedagogy for educators and students due to the flexibility and accessibility of course materials. Many higher education institutions continue to increase their online course offerings to meet the needs of growing enrollments and to offer a flexible learning environment for students. In the recent years, this increased demand for online teaching and learning has resulted in a shift from traditional in-class teaching to hybrid or fully online teaching. Many educators revised and redesigned their courses and the methods of teaching to convey their courses online. Course management systems such as Blackboard, Moodle, and many others are widely adopted by universities and colleges to provide a platform for educators to offer their courses in online settings. In addition, textbook publishers have started to develop and offer teaching resources such as; lecture slides, question banks, quizzes, and exams to assist online teaching. Although platforms and resources are available to support online teaching, designing, developing, and teaching online courses in engineering technology fields remain a challenge due to the applied nature of the courses and the compatibility of the teaching resources. This paper will discuss the design and development of online undergraduate level Applied Fluid Mechanics and Applied Thermodynamics courses in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department at a 4-year state college. The courses are designed to have a similar course structure and to provide students with the similar learning environment throughout. A module-based approach is employed by these two courses, where the lecture materials are offered through a series of modules. However, the development of courses did not limit the academic freedom of the authors in the methodologies and tools they employ when teaching their materials online. An overview of the two online courses along with the development of interactive online teaching materials such as video-based lectures, simulations, animations, and discussion boards for these courses will be discussed. The challenges of teaching online applied thermo-fluid science courses along with best practices and lessons learned will also be discussed.
Altuger-Genc, G., & Hung, J. (2016, June), Design and Development of Online Applied Thermo-Fluid Science Courses Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26665
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