July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
July 19, 2022
As institutions have struggled to chart a path forward through the current pandemic environment, a greater emphasis has been placed on online and hybrid delivery modes. In first-year programs in particular, instructors are scrambling to identify how best to deliver foundational concepts of engineering design in a remote or socially-distanced in-person environment and still retain the high-interactivity and community building aspects that have become so central to their programs. To this end, two asynchronous, interactive modules have been developed introducing the foundational design concepts of stakeholders, need statements, information gathering, and design specifications. The modules are developed in such a way that student responses to each interaction, such as identifying stakeholders or matching need statements, is captured for later analysis. The modules were deployed with first-semester engineering students enrolled in a Foundations of Design course. In this work the modules are introduced and student responses analyzed to answer the question: What are typical standards of performance on these modules for first-year engineering students? Basic descriptive statistics and trends are presented to define these standards. This includes quantitative measures, such as a how many stakeholders are identified when prompted, as well as more subjective measures, such as how well did the student identify the need in a given problem, and attitudinal measures, such as how confident they are in their answers.
Youssef, S., & Herak, P. J., & Hylton, J. B., & France, T. (2021, July), Exploring Trends in First-Year Student Responses on Asynchronous Design Modules Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/37165
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