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Lessons Learned And Best Practices For Using An Analytic Strategy Approach To Aid In The Creation Of Virtual Laboratories For Distance Learning Courses

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2005 Annual Conference

Location

Portland, Oregon

Publication Date

June 12, 2005

Start Date

June 12, 2005

End Date

June 15, 2005

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Web-Based & Distance Instruction

Page Count

7

Page Numbers

10.889.1 - 10.889.7

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https://peer.asee.org/15026

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Anthony Dean

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Lessons Learned and Best Practices for using an Analytic Strategy Approach for the Creation of Virtual Laboratories for Distance Learning in Engineering Technology

Anthony W. Dean, Carol L. Considine, and Gary R. Crossman Department of Engineering Technology Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia 23529

Abstract This paper describes the use of an Analytic Strategy Approach used in the development of a Virtual Automation and Controls Lab in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program of the Engineering Technology Department at Old Dominion University. This paper looks at the three phases, as applied to the development of a virtual lab using an analytic strategy design:

(1) Formulation of the quantitative and qualitative approach to assist in decision process, (2) Quantitative and qualitative analysis of the decision alternatives --- within the decision context, (3) Interpretation of the analysis results and implications for decision.

1. Introduction As e-learning and distance education become more and more part of the Engineering Technology (ET) landscape, methods to provide a means of delivering required laboratories to a student population that is becoming increasingly widely geographically dispersed has become difficult and cumbersome [1]. The use of an analytic strategy to determine the potential student response/or project outcomes is a useful tool in the development of virtual laboratory assignments for distance learning. It allows the instructor to the design the assignment for quantitative and qualitative evaluation necessary to understand and make design decisions for virtual exercises, and it allows the instructor the ability to provide sufficient guidance for the student from the outset to aid in the solution when developing a complex system/problem solution. This paper looks at the three phases, as applied to the development of a virtual lab using an analytic strategy design:

(1) Formulation of the quantitative and qualitative approach to assist in decision process, (2) Quantitative and qualitative analysis of the decision alternatives --- within the decision context, (3) Interpretation of the analysis results and implications for decision [2, 3].

Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2005, American Society for Engineering Education

Dean, A. (2005, June), Lessons Learned And Best Practices For Using An Analytic Strategy Approach To Aid In The Creation Of Virtual Laboratories For Distance Learning Courses Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. https://peer.asee.org/15026

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