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Flipping Engineering by Design

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Conference

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Design in Engineering Education Division Poster Session

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Design in Engineering Education

Page Count

16

DOI

10.18260/p.26924

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https://peer.asee.org/26924

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158

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Jacqulyn Baughman Iowa State University

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Dr. Jacqulyn Baughman
Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
Director of Graduate Education (DOGE), BRT Graduate Program
Faculty-in-Charge, ADM Biorenewables Education Labs
Iowa State University

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Lesya M. Hassall Iowa State University

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Lesya M. Hassall is a program coordinator at the Online Learning Innovation Hub in Center for Excellence for Learning and Teaching, Iowa State University. Her professional responsibilities revolve around assessment and meaningful integration of learning technologies into teaching and learning, course design and development, universal design for learning and faculty professional development. Lesya received her doctoral degree in Instructional Technology from Iowa State University in 2006 and has since been involved in many teaching and learning projects, including pedagogical applications of virtual reality, mobile technologies, audience response systems and social media in higher education settings. Lesya also holds a MA degree in teaching English and German as second languages from Nizhyn State University, Ukraine.

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Nadia V. Jaramillo Cherrez Iowa State University

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Nadia Jaramillo is a PhD student in Curriculum and Instructional Technology at Iowa State University. She holds a B.S in Computer Science, a B.A in teaching English, and an M.A in TESL/Applied Linguistics with specialization in Computer-assisted language learning. Nadia holds a certificate in Instructional Design. Her educational experience involves 10+ years of teaching in k12 and in higher education contexts. Currently, Nadia works as a graduate research assistant in the Online Learning Hub-Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Iowa State University.  Nadia works as a research assistant in the Online Learning Hub at the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. Her major research projects are about the implementation and efficacy of innovative learning approaches such as flipped learning, blended/hybrid learning and team-based learning. Her research interests lie upon the intricacies amongst the design of learning environments, human-computer interaction, online learning.

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Mathew Hagge Iowa State University

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Matt Hagge is a Senior Lecturer at Iowa State University. He has spent his career talking to students to figure out how students think and learn. The result of these talks has been the development of a course-wide decision framework for a thermodynamics course that allows students to solve previously unseen problems while building their expertise. This pedagogy is called Decision Based Learning, and has received tremendous student feedback and results. Students are able to solve complex problems through understanding rather than memorization and copying. Learning how to think, how to self reflect, how to take personal responsibility for learning, and the development of expert problem solving skills are all reasons why this style of teaching is life changing for many students.

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Abstract

Flipping Engineering by Design

Increasing student enrollment in engineering challenges consistent course delivery and quality of instruction. In order to address these, in mid- Fall 2014, the mechanical engineering department submitted a proposal to the university’s online innovation center seeking development and implementation funding for a flipped classroom. This proposal involved mechanical engineering’s critical chain of four required design courses. The high level of connectivity within these four required design courses is reflected in the course content, dependent nature of the required prerequisites, and accumulation of student knowledge as they move through mechanical engineering: introduction to engineering graphics, introduction to mechanical engineering design, two senior capstone design courses (mechanical systems design, multidisciplinary engineering design). Their combined enrollment is projected to grow by more than 10% annually.

In late Fall 2014, the flipped classroom project was funded, a team was assembled, a research/work plan developed, and work begin in spring 2015. The flipped classroom project deliverables included online learning modules, industry-perspective videos, pre- and post-assessments for the teaching team (instructors and teaching assistants) and students, student focus groups assessment, senior capstone video assessment, and a plus/delta assessment at mid-term. The projected outcomes and impacts of this flipped classroom endeavor include: 1.) course content accessibility, consistency, and delivery efficiency, 2.) enhancement of mechanical engineering program, and 3.) development of crosscutting modules.

The paper will provide the resultant outcomes and impacts of the fall 2015 flipped classroom pilot implementation. The pilot included all six sections of mechanical engineering’s introduction to design course, involving over 250 students, 5 instructors, and 6 teaching assistants. As the first mechanical engineering design course in which students are introduced to and apply Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) tools, this course served as the anchor for the flipped classroom project. The development process, as well as the pre/post course flipped classroom structure will be outlined. Additionally, future implications for the university, college of engineering, and the mechanical engineering department will be also be examined.

Baughman, J., & Hassall, L. M., & Jaramillo Cherrez, N. V., & Hagge, M. (2016, June), Flipping Engineering by Design Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26924

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