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Embedding YouTube Videos and Interactions in PowerPoint Using Office Mix for Adaptive Learning in Support of a Flipped Classroom Instruction

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Columbus, Ohio

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June 24, 2017

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June 24, 2017

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June 28, 2017

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Electrical and Computer Division Technical Session 1

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Electrical and Computer

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John M. Santiago Jr Colorado Technical University

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Professor John Santiago has been a technical engineer, manager, and executive with more than 26 years of leadership positions in technical program management, acquisition development and operation research support while in the United States Air Force. He currently has over 16 years of teaching experience at the university level and taught over 40 different graduate and undergraduate courses in electrical engineering, systems engineering, physics and mathematics. He has over 30 published papers and/or technical presentations while spearheading over 40 international scientific and engineering conferences/workshops as a steering committee member while assigned in Europe. Professor Santiago has experience in many engineering disciplines and missions including: control and modeling of large flexible space structures, communications system, electro-optics, high-energy lasers, missile seekers/sensors for precision guided munitions, image processing/recognition, information technologies, space, air and missile warning, missile defense, and homeland defense.

His interests includes: interactive multimedia for e-books, interactive video learning, and 3D/2D animation. Professor Santiago recently published a book entitled, “Circuit Analysis for Dummies” in 2013 after being discovered on YouTube. Professor Santiago received several teaching awards from the United States Air Force Academy and CTU. In 2015, he was awarded CTU’s Faculty of the Year for Teaching Innovations. Professor Santiago has been a 12-time invited speaker in celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month giving multi-media presentations on leadership, diversity and opportunity at various military installations in Colorado and Wyoming.

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Jing Guo Colorado Technical University

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Dr. Jing Guo is a Professor in Engineering Department at Colorado Technical University. She is the course director in circuits and electronics area. She taught variety of underrated and graduate courses including capstone design in Electrical and Computer Engineering area.

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The paper presents results of acquired experience and use of PowerPoint during the last several years in developing multimedia content of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) topics. Most educators have used PowerPoint to add media to a lecture. However, the authors assume most educators has not used PowerPoint to create interactive learning modules. With today’s interactive features in PowerPoint and web technology tools, the educator can view each slide as an interactive learning module. The paper focuses on using PowerPoint to go beyond creating simple, text-based presentations. The paper describes a free ‘Office Mix’ add-in from Microsoft to embed live and interactive webpages. For example, live webpages can be learning modules consisting of a series of interactive videos with quiz questions. If the PowerPoint presentation for an online course consists of a bunch of bulleted text with no interactions, the learning experience may not be as rewarding for the student.

The authors created videos for STEM topics and uploaded them to YouTube since 2008. Data is available to assess the effectiveness of the videos in terms of number of views (over 4.2 million), 10,000-plus subscriptions, likes, dislikes and others. The YouTube videos can then be embedded videos in PowerPoint. Latest versions of PowerPoint have made this process easier.

In 2015, the University tasked the College of Engineering to start developing engineering courses for online delivery. The primary author shared the positive results of the YouTube experience with full-time engineering faculty. During 2015, he taught his colleagues on how to use the basic features found on Camtasia and YouTube. PowerPoint and Camtasia were used to create and edit multimedia content. YouTube was used to serve as a repository of videos. The engineering faculty learned how to embed the YouTube videos in PowerPoint in support of developing a new online course.

Four full-time faculty developed a freshman-level course “Introduction to Engineering (EE110)”. The videos were then uploaded to YouTube after creating a College of Engineering channel called “STEM Videos for the Flipped Classroom” for video storage1-3. In 2016, the College of Engineering collected results of the flipped classroom approach which showed a positive experience for the students. Survey results are summarized showing student satisfaction for EE110. Suggested use of PowerPoint is given to improve the learning experience of the flipped classroom for online delivery

Santiago, J. M., & Guo, J. (2017, June), Embedding YouTube Videos and Interactions in PowerPoint Using Office Mix for Adaptive Learning in Support of a Flipped Classroom Instruction Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28218

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