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Development of EDGD Website Automated Learning and Assessment Resources

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Assessment in Engineering Graphics

Tagged Division

Engineering Design Graphics

Page Count

12

Page Numbers

22.491.1 - 22.491.12

DOI

10.18260/1-2--17772

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https://peer.asee.org/17772

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Amanda Varricchio Daniel Webster College

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Amanda Varricchio is a recent graduate of Daniel Webster College with a Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering. She was honored for her academic achievement by being named to the Presidents List and has served as captain of the softball team for the past two seasons. She is currently employed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft as an associate test engineer.

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Theodore J. Branoff North Carolina State University

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Dr. Branoff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education at North Carolina State University. A member of ASEE since 1987, he has served as Chair of the Engineering Design Graphics Division of ASEE and as Associate Editor in charge of paper reviews for the Engineering Design Graphics Journal. He is currently President of the International Society for Geometry and Graphics. Dr. Branoff’s research interests include spatial visualization in undergraduate students and the effects of online instruction for preparing technology education teachers and engineers. Along with teaching courses in introductory engineering graphics, computer-aided design, descriptive geometry, and instructional design, he has conducted CAD and geometric dimensioning & tolerancing workshops for both high school teachers and local industry.

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Melissa Kelly Daniel Webster College

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Melissa Kelly is a junior at Daniel Webster College who is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. She plays on the field hockey and softball team, and is currently working as a summer intern at Sikorsky.

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Joseph A. Donovan Daniel Webster College

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Nicholas Bertozzi Daniel Webster College

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Nick Bertozzi is a Professor of Engineering at Daniel Webster College (DWC) and Dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS). His major interest over the past fourteen years has been the concurrent engineering design process. Nick has a particular interest in helping engineering students develop good communications skills and has made this a SECS priority. Over the past six years he and other engineering and humanities faculty colleagues have mentored a number of undergraduate student teams who have co-authored and presented papers and posters at Engineering Design Graphics Division (EDGD) and other ASEE, CDIO (www.cdio.org), and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) meetings as well. He was delighted to serve as the EDGD program chair for the 2008 ASEE Summer Conference and is currently serving on the ASEE EDGD executive committee as the Director of Communications.

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Abstract

Development of EDGD Website Automated Learning and Assessment ResourcesAt the 2009 ASEE Summer Conference a paper was presented that described thedevelopment and use of an online working drawing review and assessment tool. This toolwas created to address a problem that was consistently occurring in the freshmen designcourses. The problem was that, although student teams often did a good job with theanalysis and fabrication of their project physical prototype, their final project reportswere usually of much poorer quality. This was especially true with regard to workingdrawings. In order to address this problem all members of freshmen design teams arenow required to watch a review module and pass an online assessment before turning intheir final design project reports.Project reports from both before and after the review module implementation wereevaluated using a working drawing assessment rubric which indicated that a significantimprovement in most of the areas considered had occurred.The members of the team who worked on this project have a long-term goal ofcollaborating with additional faculty members and utilizing the graphics and visualizationexpertise in EDGD to provide quality review modules on the EDGD Website that couldpotentially be used as additional prerequisites and/or learning resources for manycommon engineering courses such as statics, dynamics, strength of materials, and fluidmechanics, as well as for engineering design graphics courses. The existing onlineworking drawing module will be used as a pilot module.The next phase of the project was to put the module on an online platform such that itcould be easily used by faculty at other institutions. Faculty members can request access,and once their faculty status is verified, receive a link that allows their students to theaccess the module. The platform provides the faculty member with a history of studentactivity and grades.The Moodle platform is now functioning. At the Houghton EDGD midyear meeting theproof of concept was demonstrated during the Media Showcase Session. Volunteersposed as faculty members and their students. The course was requested and created and avolunteer student was enrolled and completed an assessment which could then bereviewed by the faculty member.In order to further determine the feasibility of this project, several faculty members atvarious universities in the United States as well as a European partner have agreed to trythe module with some student volunteers. A survey instrument will be developed todetermine the ease-of-use and usefulness, both from instructor and student points of view.Suggestions for improvements will also be requested and analyzed. Results will bepresented at the Summer Conference in Vancouver.

Varricchio, A., & Branoff, T. J., & Kelly, M., & O'Donnell, J., & Donovan, J. A., & Bertozzi, N. (2011, June), Development of EDGD Website Automated Learning and Assessment Resources Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17772

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