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Faculty Feedback on Hub-based Approach to National Dissemination of Low-cost Desktop Learning Modules

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

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June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

Conference Session

Work in Progress: Hands-on Activities

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Chemical Engineering

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8

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10.18260/1-2--34662

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Katelyn Dahlke Washington State University

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Katelyn Dahlke received her B.S. in chemical engineering from Iowa State University in 2013. She received her M.S. and Ph.D, in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019. She completed a postdoc doing hands-on engineering education research at Washington State University. She will be a faculty associate at the University of Wisconsin Madison starting in Summer 2020.

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Bernard J. Van Wie Washington State University

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Prof. Bernard J. Van Wie received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D., and did his postdoctoral work at the University of Oklahoma where he also taught as a visiting lecturer. He has been on the Washington State University (WSU) faculty for 37 years and for the past 23 years has focused on innovative pedagogy research and technical research in biotechnology. His 2007-2008 Fulbright exchange to Nigeria set the stage for him to receive the Marian Smith Award given annually to the most innovative teacher at WSU. He was also the recent recipient of the inaugural 2016 Innovation in Teaching Award given to one WSU faculty member per year.

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Jacqueline Gartner Ph.D. Campbell University

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Jacqueline Burgher Gartner is an Assistant Professor at Campbell University in the School of Engineering, which offers a broad BS in engineering with concentrations in chemical, electrical, and mechanical.

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Olusola Adesope Washington State University

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Dr. Olusola O. Adesope is a Professor of Educational Psychology and a Boeing Distinguished Professor of STEM Education at Washington State University, Pullman. His research is at the intersection of educational psychology, learning sciences, and instructional design and technology. His recent research focuses on the cognitive and pedagogical underpinnings of learning with computer-based multimedia resources; knowledge representation through interactive concept maps; meta-analysis of empirical research, and investigation of instructional principles and assessments in STEM. He is currently a Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Engineering Education.

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Prashanta Dutta Washington State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-5082-3994

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Prof. Prashanta Dutta has received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Texas A&M University in 2001. Since then he has been working as an Assistant Professor at the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University. He was promoted to the rank of Associate and Full Professor in 2007 and 2013, respectively. Prof. Dutta is an elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He current serves as an Editor for the Electrophoresis.

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David B. Thiessen Washington State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-4283-5914

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David B.Thiessen received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado in
1992 and has been at Washington State University since 1994. His research interests include fluid
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Abstract

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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