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Development of On-Line Lecture and Preparation Resources for Electrical Engineering Laboratory Courses

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Conference

2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

ECE Distance Education

Tagged Division

Electrical and Computer

Page Count

13

Page Numbers

24.429.1 - 24.429.13

DOI

10.18260/1-2--20320

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https://peer.asee.org/20320

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214

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Susan C. Schneider Marquette University

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Susan Schneider is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. She is also the Director of Undergraduate Laboratories for the Electrical Engineering program. Dr. Schneider is a member of ASEE, the IEEE, Sigma Xi and Eta Kappa Nu.

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James E. Richie Marquette University

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James Richie received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988. He is presently associate professor and associate chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Marquette University. Dr. Richie is a member of ASEE, IEEE, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu.

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Abstract

Development of On-Line Lecture and Preparation Resources for Electrical Engineering Laboratory CoursesThe goal of this project is to convert five electrical engineering undergraduate teachinglaboratories at Marquette University to a hybrid teaching format to increase student satisfactionwith the laboratory experience. The existing lecture/laboratory structure is being modified by (1)creating on-line lecture modules to review the theory for the experiments and (2) replacing thepreparation review questions with on-line quizzes and/or exercises to check content mastery. Inaddition, application modules consisting of either narrated slide presentations or short videosshowing the “hands-on” aspects of electrical engineering laboratory procedures such as buildingcircuits and properly operating the test and measurement equipment have also been created.The first set of on-line course materials for a sophomore level circuits laboratory was deployedduring the 2011 – 2012 academic year with two more junior level laboratories converted in eachof the subsequent academic years. Assessment data from surveys, course procedures, and studentprerequisite performance is compared to the performance of similar laboratories administered inthe previously used traditional face-to-face lecture format. In addition, these same instrumentsare used for formative assessment of the on-line features to better tailor the modules to the needsof the students.In this paper, three things will be described. First, the common on-line structure developed forthe five laboratories within Marquette University’s course management system, Desire toLearn©, will be presented. Second, examples of materials including lectures, quizzes and videosdeveloped for two of the laboratories will be shown. Finally, the formative and summativeassessment instruments will be described including how the results inform the continuingdevelopment of the on-line materials. 

Schneider, S. C., & Richie, J. E. (2014, June), Development of On-Line Lecture and Preparation Resources for Electrical Engineering Laboratory Courses Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20320

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