June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Design in Engineering Education
22.559.1 - 22.559.11
Employing Engineering Design Tools for Designing/Redesigning of CoursesThe design tools, common in engineering design applications, can be very helpful for designingand/or redesigning new or old courses. The design and planning tools like SWOT (Strengths,Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis, House of Quality, Gantt Chart and DecisionMatrices have been very helpful in engineering design processes. The idea of this work is toimplement these tools to facilitate course design procedures.Gantt chart helps in scheduling and defining dependency relationships between differentactivities. It helps keep track of allotted and used time for certain tasks and can show currentschedule status using percent complete shadings. Decision Matrix is a decision-support toolallowing decision makers to solve their problem by evaluating, rating, and comparing differentalternatives. SWOT analysis is helpful in stipulating the strengths and opportunities a course canpossess while keeping an eye on potential student learning opportunities. It can help specifyingwhat strategies can be laid down to overcome weakness and threats faced by a certain course orcourses. House of Quality can help in defining objectives and evaluating strategies in the coursedesign process to attain the defined learning objectives of the course. A case problem approach is provided to support the description and demonstration ofapplication of these tools to the course update scheme. The procedures presented in this papermay be useful for anyone, who intends to design/upgrade courses, that has not taught in recentyears or whose teaching methods have become outdated as a result of technological advances orthe development of new approaches to learning.
Hyder, Z., & Ali, Z., & Terpenny, J. P., & Goff, R. M. (2011, June), Employing Engineering Design Tools for Designing/Redesigning of Courses Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17840
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