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June 22, 2020
June 22, 2020
June 26, 2021
Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session
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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