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Establishing a Web-based Dual-rating System to Centralize and Evaluate Educational Resources for Undergraduate Nuclear Engineering Courses

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Conference

2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015

ISBN

978-0-692-50180-1

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Nuclear and Radiological Division Technical Session 1

Tagged Division

Nuclear and Radiological

Page Count

7

Page Numbers

26.682.1 - 26.682.7

DOI

10.18260/p.24019

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https://peer.asee.org/24019

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80

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Masoud Naghedolfeizi Fort Valley State University

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Dr.Masoud Naghedolfeizi is a senior professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Fort Valley State University. His academic background includes a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with minor in instrumentation and control, an M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering. Dr. Naghedolfeizi’s research interests include instrumentation and measurement systems, applied artificial intelligence, information processing, and engineering education. He is the author of numerous research and pedagogical articles in his areas of expertise and currently the principal investigator for a US NRC funded project entitled: Establishing a Nuclear Science and Engineering Minor at Fort Valley State University.

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Sanjeev Arora Fort Valley State University

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Dr. Arora holds a B.Sc. (Honors) and M.Sc. degree in Physics from University of Delhi, India, and a M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Physics from University of Delaware. Dr. Arora’s research interest is experimental atomic physics and he is well-versed in the use of the van de Graaff accelerator, scalars, MCAs, and other physics instrumentation. He has been instrumental in acquiring, through various grants, computers, and software for the physics laboratory at FVSU. Some of his funded grant proposals are as follows:
1) Establishing a Nuclear Science and Engineering Minor at Fort Valley State University 2) Establishing an Undergraduate STEM Teaching and Research Laboratory at FVSU 3)Establishing an Interdisciplinary Bioinformatics Laboratory at Fort Valley State University 3) Computer-based Instrumentation Laboratory for Undergraduate Science and Mathematics Programs at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Fort Valley State University. 4) Developing an Undergraduate Minor in Computer-based Measurement and Instrumentation at Fort Valley State University 5) Preparing Teachers for Problem Solving Instruction 6) Developing a State of the Art Physics Laboratory at Fort Valley State College.

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Abstract

Establishing a Web-Based Dual-Rating System to Centralize and Evaluate Educational Resources for Undergraduate Nuclear Engineering CoursesSupplemental educational learning resources such as PowerPoint presentations, animations,instructional video clips, and simulations are important tools that could impact student learningof the subject matter. Nuclear engineering courses often contain obscure and complex topics thatneed further explanation using visualization techniques or additional learning resources. TheInternet contains a wealth of information about various topics of nuclear engineering. However,this information is widely scattered and has not yet been evaluated how effective it is to studentlearning.At XXXX University, we have initiated a comprehensive project to collect various learningmaterials related to the field of nuclear engineering and health physics from the Internet andtopically organize them for an easy access. In addition, we have created a dual-rating system foreach learning resource: one by instructors and the other by students. In this way, students couldmake a more informed decision for accessing/downloading learning resources. Web pages havebeen designed to implement the above system. For each learning resource web link, a briefdescription (one-to-two-line long) is also provided.This paper describes the methods used to construct a web template regarding educationalresources for undergraduate nuclear and health physics topics. The template will be converted toweb pages that will be placed online for student access world-wide.

Naghedolfeizi, M., & Arora, S. (2015, June), Establishing a Web-based Dual-rating System to Centralize and Evaluate Educational Resources for Undergraduate Nuclear Engineering Courses Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24019

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