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Student-made Video Projects in Engineering Technology Courses

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

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July 27, 2018

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ET Projects

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Engineering Technology

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Rachel Mosier P.E. Oklahoma State University Orcid 16x16

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Dr. Rachel Mosier is an Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University. Her research interest includes sustainable infrastructure construction, engineering technology education, and technology in the classroom.

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William E. Genereux Kansas State University Orcid 16x16

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William Genereux is a Professor of Computer & Digital Media Technology at Kansas State University Polytechnic. His research interests are in media literacy and the educational use of digital media technology. He has been working with computers and technology for the past 30 years.

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Katie Rieger Oklahoma State University

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Technologists are required to perform a variety of communication methods after graduation. Industry has begun producing videos as a communication method for marketing and also requiring videos as part of the employment process. Videos have become prevalent in the workplace and at home. As many students have access to video cameras in their mobile phones and access to inexpensive video-editing software, uploading videos has become a normal activity.

This research builds on previous research about YouTube videos as a student assignment. The video project incorporates the student-as-teacher approach for a research presentation. Further, the video project utilizes experiential learning to encourage students to enter new areas of social media, specifically YouTube. Instead of an in-class presentation, students were asked to create instructional videos like those they view online. The students were asked to present Engineering Technology related research topics. The research topics were in addition or to expound upon topics identified in the course.

Students not only had to communicate technical content but communicate it to a layperson in an easily understood manner. This is one of the most valuable traits of a technologist, to communicate between the theoretical/technical side to an audience with little expertise on the subject. Non-technical faculty also reviewed the videos to validate whether technology students have mastered this important communication skill. Two groups of students were given the same video project framework: construction management technology and computer technology. The combined dataset of the students will be used to determine similarities and disparities in communication, interest, and project format of the two groups.

Mosier, R., & Genereux, W. E., & Rieger, K. (2018, June), Student-made Video Projects in Engineering Technology Courses Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--31021

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