June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
Design in Engineering Education
23.431.1 - 23.431.21
Development of an Open-Source Concurrent Enrollment Course that Introduces Students to the Engineering Design and Documentation ProcessThe technology used to generate mechanical drawings has evolved significantly in the last fewyears. The CAD (Computer Aided Design) software not only provides fast and efficient tools togenerate these mechanical drawings but provides tools for design review and evaluation. Thedesigner of today must understand the design intent and constraint requirements of the partand/or assembly being created. It is critical that these concepts be incorporated into the existingdrafting and design course without neglecting the fundamental concepts traditionally taught inthis course. Time in the class room remains constant but the content has increased to include theuse of software. Although the technology has evolved significantly the fundamental principles ofdrafting and design have not changed and will not change. This course was designed to coverthe fundamental concepts of drafting and design while incorporating the forward thinking andpreplanning the part and/or assembly required by the new CAD technology.For this purpose the Curriculum Development Team was composed of selected instructors fromacross the state to create a web-based book (PDF and/or ebook) that teaches the principles ofdrafting and design at the process level to promote curriculum acceptance and implementationfrom K-12 to Post-Secondary Education. This will provide a method for every school in thestate to use the same book, same objectives, and same outcomes for a concurrent enrollmentclass accepted by every state college/university. This will provide the link to a higher educationalpath for high school students wanting to enter a career in an engineering profession early in theireducation regardless of their geographic location. Given that this book focused on the processlevel it can be used without going out of date. The components in each lesson have appliedtechniques that can be applied to any CAD software and any version (release) of that software.The book will be accessible through (online course delivery). The entire course was developedaround the state objectives for both the pre-engineering and drafting technology programs.The drafting and design world have undergone drastic technological changes. These changeshave had a huge effect on technology and engineering education. The course objectives andassessments at the state level has been a subject of discussion for several years particularlybecause of the fast pace change in technology and how it is reshaping the industry. Thispresentation will explain how the use of online course content and the flipped classroom modelwas used to increase the amount of material presented in the classroom and enhanced thelearning and understanding of the student with applied skill development.
Cozzens, R., & Farner, J. R., & Paskett, T. J., & Perez, E. V., & Borisova, I. (2013, June), Development of an Open-Source Concurrent Enrollment Course that Introduces Students to the Engineering Design and Documentation Process Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--19445
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