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Reverse Curriculum Design Of Lean Manufacturing For Distance Education

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2009 Annual Conference & Exposition


Austin, Texas

Publication Date

June 14, 2009

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June 14, 2009

End Date

June 17, 2009



Conference Session

Innovative and Nontraditional Curriculum in IT/IET

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Engineering Technology

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14.1031.1 - 14.1031.10



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Chad Laux Purdue University


Edem Tetteh Virginia State University

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Edem Tetteh received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology and a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. He completed a Ph.D. in Industrial Technology at Purdue University. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering and Technology at Virginia State University. He is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and The National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT). Dr. Tetteh has received several awards which include Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Who's Who among Universities and Colleges Award, and Best Ergonomics Paper Award at the IIE Conference in 2004 in Houston, TX.

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Carmen Caldwell Virginia State University

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Ms. Caldwell is an undergraduate student and researcher at Virginia State University were she is pursuing a bachelor of science in Industrial and Logistics Technology. She is a Certified Quality Inspector from the American Society for Quality (ASQ). She is also an active member in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

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Reverse Curriculum Design of Lean Manufacturing for Distance Education: ETD IT/IET Interest Group Abstract

Due to globalization and recent trends, Lean manufacturing is an important area of competency for Industrial Technology students. As demographics of students change, the method of delivering curriculum changes as well. The development of a Lean manufacturing course to an on-line, asynchronous method from a traditional face-to-face method is discussed here. With the natural increase in knowledge in technology field, a reverse design curriculum model is utilized. A reverse design model begins with the end results of learning compared to a traditional curriculum model of ‘covering’ the material to ensure students have the competencies in knowledge and skills to prepare them for a global workplace.

Laux, C., & Tetteh, E., & Caldwell, C. (2009, June), Reverse Curriculum Design Of Lean Manufacturing For Distance Education Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--4515

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