June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
NSF Grantees Poster Session
26.600.1 - 26.600.9
ENFUSE: Engaging Fundamentals and Systems Engineering in Introductory Circuits P. Flikkema, R. Franklin, J. Frolik, C. Haden, A. Ohta, W. Shiroma, S. Thomas and T. WellerA primary goal of this TUES project is to deeply embed systems thinking into introductory Circuitslearning experiences, motivated by the intuition that students will not only gain an appreciation forthe role of circuits in modern technologies, but also be inspired to learn circuits and how theyaccomplish system-level functions. In response to this challenge, we have developed ENFUSE,a “blended laboratory” approach that combines interactive web-based learning with hands-onlaboratory experiences. To motivate student learning, we have developed learning modules inthree thematic areas: health, energy, and environment. The content is organized into modules,and all materials are available via the web to promote high levels of adoption and adaptation ofthis learning model in diverse Circuits courses.In this paper, we review the ENFUSE strategy and give an overview of the content and deliveryapproach of the ENFUSE learning modules. We also describe its application to Circuits coursesand laboratory formats at three institutions that are diverse in terms of geography, institutionalcultures, and how Circuits is taught. We present our assessment approach and report onassessment of student learning as well as student attitudes and perceptions. Finally, we providelessons learned for sequencing the modules within the curriculum to maximize learning, and alsodiscuss lessons learned for teaching with the materials.
Flikkema, P. G., & Franklin, R. R., & Frolik, J., & Haden, C., & Ohta, A. T., & Shiroma, W. A., & Thomas, S. W., & Weller, T. (2015, June), ENFUSE: Engaging Fundamentals and Systems Engineering in Introductory Circuits Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23938
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