June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Engineering Design Graphics
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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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