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Low Cost Desktop Learning Modules (LC-DLMs) are hands-on modules that are used in traditional lectures, in order for students to observe the concepts they are learning in class. Over the past several years, these modules have been developed and tested at Washington State University (WSU) and are being spread to nearly 50 institutions nationwide over the course of five years. We are using a hub and spoke dissemination model, where hub coordinators are trained in the use and implementation of LC-DLMs at a workshop at WSU. The coordinators then assist in training local “spoke” participants at a workshop held at the coordinator’s home institution. The initial workshop for hub coordinators was held in Spring 2019 at WSU, and the first spoke workshop for participants was held at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) in Fall 2019. Feedback from the hub coordinator workshop was generally positive, and constructive comments were used to make changes to the spoke workshop. Key feedback included an appreciation for the brief lesson on educational psychology, since very few engineering faculty have been exposed to the theory behind hands-on activities in the classroom, as well as suggestions on how to improve the hands-on activities during the workshop.
We modified the workshop agenda for our spoke workshop at UCO and again received generally positive feedback from faculty. Key feedback included practicing the implementation from a faculty perspective instead of from a student perspective, and additional time spent on the educational psychology background. In addition, the workshop spurred some participants to request additional modules after seeing ease of use, and other participants inquired about letting other faculty at their home institution use the LC-DLMs in the classroom. This feedback will be used to improve future spoke workshops in the coming years.
Dahlke, K., & Van Wie, B. J., & Gartner, J., & Adesope, O., & Dutta, P., & Thiessen, D. B. (2020, June), Faculty Feedback on Hub-based Approach to National Dissemination of Low-cost Desktop Learning Modules Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34662
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