June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
NSF Grantees Poster Session
26.1009.1 - 26.1009.10
Interconnected Laboratory Modules in Metrology, Quality Control and Prototyping area Courses: Lessons Learned and Laboratory Modules Assessment (Overview of the Project Outcomes)As manufacturing industry faces new challenges related to redefining its role and scope in USand western civilizations, manufacturing education in moreover confronted with adapting to thenew face of manufacturing and with improving teaching and learning effectiveness in bothonline and in-class courses and training. The major objectives of our project are to design anduse hardware and software based CNC machine control simulator systems to enhance thecognitive learning of online laboratories and design and use of simulator interfaces for metrologyand quality control systems to enhance the cognitive learning of online labs. We briefly discussthe implementation and integration of our laboratory activities (learning modules and tutorials)that provide students with a realistic interaction with CNC machine in the area of prototyping,metrology, quality control and quality assurance, both at undergraduate and graduate level in ourEngineering Technology curricula.This paper presents the overall integrative approach of advancement, development andimplementation of our state-of-the-art offline and online learning environment to support andenhance students’ learning and training as they use simulated systems to design and conductvirtual and real-time machining experiments and calibration of precision machine tools.We will present a comprehensive assessment and evaluation plan and its outcomes, guided byfive foundational evaluation questions, designed to focus data collection and analysis on a) theproject’s stated objectives and outcomes, b) broader issues such as dissemination of projectinformation and activities, and c) sustainability of project components beyond the life of thegrant.Also we will have an overview of the interdisciplinary aspects of our project and how this wasused to enhance student learning and perspective over their educational journey. This paper iscentered on assessment of the student learning outcomes as main end-goal of our project, duringthe 3-year project life. Sustainability of the project will be correspondingly presented here,including the life beyond the grant of the project. The accomplishments of the long termobjectives of our project are and will continue to be included in the project web page for the re-developed courses carrying the course modules and lectures in a PDF format and LecturePowerPoint presentations for students and other users to browse and download from any locationusing remote desktop and virtual lab server. The interactive components, simulations andlaboratory experiments are available for other universities and our university-affiliated colleges.Online learning will be a channel for use of the developed materials and also their dissemination.
Ciobanescu Husanu, I. N., & Ertekin, Y., & Belu, R. G. (2015, June), Interconnected Laboratory Modules in Metrology, Quality Control and Prototyping area Courses: Lessons Learned and Laboratory Modules Assessment Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24346
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