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Enhancing Peer-Learning Using Smart Devices

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

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June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013



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NSF Grantees' Poster Session

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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23.532.1 - 23.532.13



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Zahed Siddique University of Oklahoma

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Dr. Siddique is currently a professor at the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering of University of Oklahoma. His research interests are in areas of product design, product platform design, and engineering education. He is the faculty advisor of the Sooner Racing Team (FSAE) and coordinator of the Mechanical Engineering Capstone program.

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Firas Akasheh Tuskegee University


Gül E. Okudan Kremer Pennsylvania State University, University Park

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Dr. Gül E. Okudan Kremer is an associate professor of Engineering and Industrial Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on decision analysis and design theory applied to improvement of products and systems. She has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers to date and received several best paper awards. She has also been a National Research Council-US AFRL summer faculty fellow of the Human Effectiveness Directorate for 2002, 2003 and 2004, and a 2010-2011 Fulbright scholar.

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Enhancing  Peer-­‐Learning  Using  Smart  Devices    Dr.  Zahed  Siddique1,  Dr.  Gül  E.  Okudan  Kremer2  and  Dr.  Firas  Akasheh3  Our  approach  is  to  capitalize  on  the  research  findings  on  linkages  between  higher-­‐order  thinking  and  peer  learning  to  create  and  evaluate  a  learning  environment,  entitled  Teaching  to  Learn  (TeatoL).  TeatoL  blends  mobile  smart  devices  and  traditional  approaches  to  enhance  critical  thinking  and  competencies  essential  for  students  to  solve  open-­‐ended  problems.  TeatoL  will  be  setup  to  provide  students  to  gain  experience;  capture,  review  and  improve  competencies  to  solve  open-­‐ended  problems  in  a  collaborative  setting.  The  main  objective  is  to  understand,  develop,  implement  and  evaluate  a  peer  learning  environment  utilizing  mobile  technologies  and  devices.  The  focus  will  be  on  peer  learning  mode,  where  students  will  be  instructors  to  share  their  experience  and  then  learn  from  fellow  student  instructors.  Students  will  be  introduced  to  a  “flatter”  instructional  environment  where  they  will  learn  from  the  experiences  of  other  students  to  enhance  their  own  learning  and  to  enhance  their  problem  solving  competency  and  critical  thinking.  In  this  proposed  environment  all  participants  will  have  dual  roles  as  students  and  instructors  who  are  embedded  in  a  collaborative  environment  where  all  learn  collectively  from  each  others’  experiences,  even  the  instructor.      1  –  University  of  Oklahoma  2  –  Pennsylvania  State  University  3  –  Tuskegee  University  

Siddique, Z., & Akasheh, F., & Okudan Kremer, G. E. (2013, June), Enhancing Peer-Learning Using Smart Devices Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--19546

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