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Homework Methods in Engineering Mechanics: Part 3

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

Teaching Statics, Dynamics, and Mechanics of Materials

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Mechanics

Page Count

7

DOI

10.18260/1-2--28442

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https://peer.asee.org/28442

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Derek James Lura PhD Florida Gulf Coast University

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Dr. Derek Lura is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Florida in 2012. He is committed to developing his courses to apply and develop best practices from the scholarship of teaching and learning. Outside of course development, his primary research interests are in biomechanics, rehabilitation, prostheses, and robotics. His current research projects include robotic methods modeling and predicting human motion, the functional evaluation of a variety of prosthetic devices, and the creating of low-cost virtual reality systems for stroke rehabilitation. His goals are to offer the best possible education to his students and to increase the mobility and independence of persons with disabilities.

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Ashraf Badir P.E. Florida Gulf Coast University

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Dr. Badir is an Associate Professor in the Environmental and Civil Engineering Department at the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering in Florida Gulf Coast University. He earned his B.Sc. (1982) in Civil Engineering and M.Sc. (1985) in Structural Engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt. He also holds a M.Sc. (1989) and a Ph.D. (1992) in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Robert O'Neill P.E. Florida Gulf Coast University

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Dr. ROBERT (BOB) J. O’NEILL is Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering, U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering, Florida Gulf Coast University. He received a B.S. from the United States Military Academy in 1975, an M.S. in Structural Engineering and an M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering from Stanford University in 1984 and a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Kansas State University in 1993. Prior to his coming to FGCU he was a Professor of Engineering at Roger Williams University and an Associate Professor and Director of the Civil Engineering Analysis Group at the United States Military Academy. Dr. O’ Neill is a retired Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He has been active at the national level with ASCE’s Technical Council on Computing and Information Technology (TCCIT), Committee on Faculty Development (CFD) and Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) initiative. Dr. O’Neill is a licensed Professional Engineer in California, Florida, Nevada and Virginia. He is a civil engineering program evaluator for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). He is an American Society of Civil Engineering Fellow (ASCE), a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.

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Long Duy Nguyen P.E. Florida Gulf Coast University

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Dr. Long Nguyen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). Before joining FGCU, he was the deputy director of Tuan Le Construction and a lecturer at Bach Khoa University (BKU). Prior to his tenure at BKU, he worked as a construction consultant at Jax Kneppers Associates, Inc. in Walnut Creek, CA. He is a professional engineer registered in California. He earned his B.Eng. in Civil Engineering from BKU in 1999, M.Eng. in Construction Engineering and Management from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in 2003, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering – Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005 and 2007, respectively.

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Abstract

This study continues the work by the authors to investigate the efficacy of homework in an engineering mechanics (Statics & Dynamics) course, starting with data from the fall semester of 2013. Throughout this study we have investigated: hand-written solutions, frequent quizzes based on homework problems, and the Pearson Mastering Engineering software. Thus far variations in homework systems have had only minimal impacts on the student’s overall performance in the class, as assessed by performance on exam scores. In this paper authors will present the impact of utilizing the “adaptive follow-up” modules in Pearson Mastering Engineering, as well as a reflection on the different methods used over the study period.

As in previous years, assessment of the efficacy of homework assignments will be based on observation of students’ performance on exams, and a survey of students’ perceptions relative to historical norms. Institutional review of research protocol determined that full board review of the study and informed consent was not required.

Lura, D. J., & Badir, A., & O'Neill, R., & Nguyen, L. D. (2017, June), Homework Methods in Engineering Mechanics: Part 3 Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28442

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