June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Continuing Professional Development
22.817.1 - 22.817.20
Developing a New Support Model for Innovation in Engineering Education and Technology-Enhanced LearningAbstractThrough a long-term initiative at a large college of engineering in the Midwest, faculty and staffare beginning to transform their undergraduate program. This College of Engineering (CoE)initiative addresses important shifts in engineering education, including the need to “go beyondtraditional engineering boundaries” of the classroom and conventional thinking. New technologyand multi-media strategies allow faculty to expand their educational approaches; new ways ofthinking about engineering education challenge faculty to reconsider their curricula andapproaches for a rapidly changing world. This CoE initiative promotes innovative educationalapproaches to engage students through technology-supported learning strategies and to helpfaculty redefine their roles as collaborators in designing engineering curricula. Theseeducational approaches require innovative service strategies to support faculty and staff foreffective development, implementation, and assessment.Incentive programs have been developed to support these changes, yet faculty input throughoutthis process has clearly indicated that more assistance is needed to redesign courses especiallywhen new learning technologies are incorporated into courses. To help all instructors acceleratethe change process, the CoE developed a new support model for innovation in engineeringeducation and technology-enhanced learning that was implemented in August of 2010. Toexpand the impact and improve efficiency of services already available in the College, this newmodel brings together a team of educational professionals, including an instructional designer,learning technologists, media specialists, IT professionals, librarians and an assessment specialistto provide a “one-stop shopping” approach to teaching and learning services. Building onresearch related to faculty professional development and learning science, this paper will focuson the process for development and implementation of this service model, guiding principles,desired outcomes, challenges, and plans for development and assessment of the service model.Administrators and faculty facing similar challenges of providing support for teaching andlearning will benefit from this roadmap for the evolution of an innovative service model thatintegrates resources often already available in engineering colleges.
Helman, D. L., & Kershner, R. J., & MA-LIS, D. W., & Kindschi, A. L., & Cramer, S. M., & Courter, S. S., & Lafayette, M. (2011, June), Implementing an Effective Support Model for Innovation in Engineering Education and Technology-Enhanced Learning Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18098
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