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GC DELI: A collection of online/hybrid modules for an introduction to engineering course, developed for high school and university level students (Evaluation)AbstractThe Grand Challenges: Discover, Explore, Learn and Imagine (GC DELI) project at theUniversity of ------- was developed with a National Science Foundation (NSF), TransformingUndergraduate Education in STEM (TUES), grant. Inspired by the 14 Grand Challenges forEngineering, as defined by the National Academy of Engineering, the goal of the onlinecurriculum modules is to give freshmen engineering and prospective engineering students anopportunity to explore the broad and socially relevant topics a career in engineering offers. GCDELI module topics include: Exploring Better Human Health and Providing Access to CleanWater. Students enrolled in the College of Engineering course, Introduction to Engineering(ENGR 102) choose from five online modules and study at a self-guided pace. GC DELImodules provide students with information about engineering topics that interest them at thiscritical time in their academic career.The GC DELI project, now in its third year, has recently been adapted for ENGR 102 HighSchool (HS) students. ENGR 102 HS is a three unit, college course taught by high schoolteachers, to high students. With a similar core curriculum as the on campus version, ENGR 102HS classrooms have piloted GC DELI modules over the past two years. Early classroom trialsrevealed that a purely online approach was not appealing to high school students nor theirteachers. Therefore, a hybrid version for four of the GC DELI modules was developed,providing high school students and their teachers with supplemental hands on projects and otherscaffolding. Pilot versions of the hybrid modules were tested in Fall 2013, and in academic year2014-15, four hybrid GC DELI modules were rolled out to 10 ENGR 102 HS classrooms. Thispaper will include detailed information about the progress of the GC DELI project on campusand in high schools as well as data from the 120 student evaluations collected after delivery ofthe hybrid GC DELI modules.
Rogers, J. J., & Hennessey, N. K., & Buxner, S., & Baygents, J. C. (2015, June), GC DELI: A Collection of Online/Hybrid Modules for an Introduction to Engineering Course, Developed for High School and University-level Students (Evaluation) Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24148
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