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Effectively utilizing local and remote Thermo-fluids laboratory experiments to enhance student learning.Laboratory experiments in the thermodynamic, heat transfer and fluidmechanics area are an important experience for students in XXXUniversity’s Mechanical Engineering Technology program. Thisexperiential learning opportunity provides students the ability tointegrate the fundamental topics of energy and fluid flow across thethermo-fluid curriculum. Equipment cost, maintenance, and continuousimprovement of research grade experiments can be a challenge to theUniversity’s faculty, staff, and capital resources. This paper presents theutilization of a blended learning environment approach with direct local‘hands-on’ experiments and real time remote experiments to enrich thelearning experience by enhancing the set of experiments and activitycombinations available to the students. The effectiveness of this blendedenvironment was evaluated using a mixed method approach to assess theachievement of the student learning outcomes of the class. Theadvantages and challenges of using remote experiments are also shared.
Rock, M. M., & Marx, H., & Kane, S. M., & Garrick, R., & Villasmil, L., & Lee, J. H. (2011, June), Effectively Utilizing Local and Remote Thermo-Fluids Laboratory Experiments to Enhance Student Learning Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17819
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