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Development, Deployment, and Evaluation of Instructional Modules for Current and Future Practitioners of Model-based Systems Engineering

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

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June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

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NSF Grantees: Learning Tools (Virtual)

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Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session

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6

DOI

10.18260/1-2--34464

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https://peer.asee.org/34464

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Audeen W. Fentiman Purdue University

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Audeen Fentiman is the Crowley Family Professor in Engineering Education at Purdue University.

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Tiantian Li Purdue University at West Lafayette

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Pursing a Ph.D. degree in engineering education. Received a Bachelor's degree at Purdue University in Biological Engineering with a concentration in Pharmaceutical Processing Engineering.

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Ali Khalid Raz Purdue University at West Lafayette

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Dr. Ali Raz is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Purdue University School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. His research interests are in model-based systems engineering, system-of-systems, and information fusion. He also holds a temporary faculty appointment with U.S. Navy Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, IN. He has worked with the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory on fusion systems and prior to joining Purdue University, he was a flight controls and flight management systems engineer at Honeywell Aerospace. He is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional from the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) where he is a co-chair of the Complex Systems Working Group and the assistant director of early career professionals. He is a senior member of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University.

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Kerrie A. Douglas Purdue University at West Lafayette Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-2693-5272

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Dr. Douglas is an Assistant Professor in the Purdue School of Engineering Education. Her research is focused on improving methods of assessment in large learning environments to foster high-quality learning opportunities. Additionally, she studies techniques to validate findings from machine-generated educational data.

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John W. Sutherland Purdue University at West Lafayette (COE)

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Jorge D. Camba Purdue University at West Lafayette

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Jorge D. Camba is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.

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Daniel DeLaurentis Purdue University at West Lafayette

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Dr. Daniel DeLaurentis is a Professor in Purdue’s School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Dr. DeLaurentis is co-lead of the Enterprises as Systems and System of Systems Thrust Area and Chief Scientist in the DoD Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) UARC. Under SERC funding, he led a team that developed the system of system (SoS) Analytic Workbench (AWB) for architecture analysis, design and evolution of SoS. His primary research interests are in the areas of problem formulation, modeling and simulation, and robust system design and control methods for aerospace systems and systems-of-systems (SoS). This includes agent-based modeling, network theory, optimization, dependency analysis, and aerospace vehicle modeling. His research is has been funded by numerous federal agencies and various industry firms.

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Abstract

A team of faculty and staff at a large Midwestern university has received funding to design, develop, deploy, and evaluate the effectiveness of a set of vertically integrated online modules that will employ a convergent science approach along with innovative pedagogies to teach model-based systems engineering (MBSE) to current and future practitioners. The team will collaborate with industry partners, faculty at community colleges, and faculty at 4-year colleges to prepare online modules for three different audiences: practicing engineers, undergraduates at 4-year institutions, and students pursuing 2-year degrees. The project is scheduled to begin January 1, 2020. The team of systems engineers, manufacturing engineers, instructional designers, and engineering educators, some with expertise in learning assessment, will share the materials developed, data gathered, and results of the analyses broadly.

The overarching objectives of the proposed project are to: (1) develop/deploy/evaluate modules designed around a specific set of learning outcomes which are well-aligned with industry’s needs and lead to mastery of the desired knowledge and skills for current and future practitioners of MBSE, with special emphasis on those from groups typically underrepresented in STEM disciplines, (2) make both the process for assessing effectiveness of the instructional modules and the de-identified data gathered during the project available to other researchers, and (3) ensure that the materials and methods developed during this project reach a large number of current and future members of the workforce.

Activities under this project include collaborating with industry representatives and faculty to identify essential knowledge and skills for practitioners of MBSE, assembling those topics into modules and submodules whose successful completion can lead to credentials for professionals and students, and preparing a set of specific learning objectives for each module. Next the team will develop, pilot, assess, revise, deploy, and evaluate a set of online modules using innovative pedagogies to engage a diverse group of professionals and students. In addition, the team will develop a pair of workshops to familiarize faculty members with new online technologies and pedagogies utilized and provide students, especially those unaccustomed to online learning, with an introduction to the tools and technologies utilized and effective strategies for mastering material presented online. One purpose of this poster presentation is to obtain feedback on our team’s approach to developing and deploying the modules.

Fentiman, A. W., & Li, T., & Raz, A. K., & Douglas, K. A., & Sutherland, J. W., & D. Camba, J., & DeLaurentis, D. (2020, June), Development, Deployment, and Evaluation of Instructional Modules for Current and Future Practitioners of Model-based Systems Engineering Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34464

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