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Teaching Innovation with Technology to Accelerate Engineering Students’ Learning

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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015

ISBN

978-0-692-50180-1

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Utilizing Digital Technologies in Classroom and Distance Learning in ET Programs

Tagged Division

Engineering Technology

Page Count

15

Page Numbers

26.1478.1 - 26.1478.15

DOI

10.18260/p.24815

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https://peer.asee.org/24815

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113

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Nasser I Alaeddine Texas A&M University at Qatar

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Nasser I. Alaeddine is the Director of Enterprise Applications and Educational Technology at
Texas A&M University at Qatar. Dr. Alaeddine served previously as an adjunct faculty at
University of Phoenix and University of Maryland University College. He has more than 18 years
of experience in managing, developing, and leading IT projects. Dr. Alaeddine has published a
number of papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings.

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Hamid R. Parsaei Texas A&M University at Qatar

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Hamid R. Parsaei is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Academic Outreach Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar. Dr. Parsaei is also a Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education and a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. Dr. Parsaei has published over 240 papers in refereed archival journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Parsaei is a registered professional engineer in Texas.

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Konstantinos Kakosimos P.E. Texas A&M University at Qatar Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-9730-0525

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Dr. Konstantinos Kakosimos received his PhD from the Chemical Engineering Dept. of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2009. He worked as Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Assistant in the same university, as visiting Research Assistant in the National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University Denmark and also as a Design Engineer and Environmental Consultant for a number of private firms (Hellenic Petroleum, Titan Cement Company SA, Hellenic Gold, HYETOS GP etc). In October 2012 he has been appointed Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering in Texas A&M University at Qatar and he is also affiliated with the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center extension in Qatar. He has co-authored 3 books (among which “Fires, explosions, and toxic gas dispersions: Effects calculation and risk analysis” published by CRC Press) and more than 20 papers in international peer-reviewed journals.

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Bing Guo Texas A&M University at Qatar

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Dr. Bing Guo is Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and a Dean’s Fellow at Texas A&M University at Qatar. He teaches introductory engineering mechanics, thermal dynamics, thermal fluid sciences, and experimentation design. Dr. Guo has been involved in teaching innovation with technology since 2013, with notable products such as an app for enhanced learning of 3-D objects and a video lecture library for statics and dynamics. Guo received his bachelor’s degree and doctoral degrees in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University.

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Bilal Mansoor Texas A&M Qatar

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Dr. Mansoor’s focus is on integrating technology driven smart devices into engineering class rooms and graduate education. His topics of interests include smart clickers, remote sensing devices etc. His materials science research focuses on developing fundamental structure-property-processing relationships of various light-weight materials.

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Teaching Innovation with Technology to Accelerate Engineering Students Learning Nasser Alaeddine, Ph.D. Director of Enterprise Applications Texas A&M University at Qatar Hamid R. Parsaei, Ph.D., P.E. Professor of Mechanical Engineering Texas A&M University at QatarAbstractThe current rapid rise of mobile computing, cloud computing, and social and collaborative learning istransforming education. In particular engineering education has and will continue benefiting from thistrend by leading this transformation. To stimulate the innovative use of technology for a betterteaching and learning experience, the Information Technology and Academic Outreach offices havejointly developed and introduced an annual competition to further encourage faculty and technical staffto use the digital technologies in the classrooms. This annual competition provides a collaborativeopportunity to prototype and assess the impact of emerging learning technologies and facilitateeducational technology innovation.Texas A&M University Qatar campus is one of the six American university campuses established in theEducation City, Doha, Qatar. Texas A&M University at Qatar campus currently offers four ABETaccredited engineering degrees including Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, and Petroleum and hasproven itself as one of the leading academic institutions in the region. The major trust of Texas A&MUniversity at Qatar is to develop, implement, and assess the most innovative use of digital technology tofurther assist students learning and to make the primary and supplementary course materials atstudents’ disposal.The educational technology steered by instructional design enables educators to achieve learningobjectives and develop interactive, engaging, and personalized learning experience. Educators andinstructional designers bear a responsibility to meet the demand for the use of digital technologies inacademia for improved learning outcomes. This paper summarizes some of the recent projects utilizingcomputer and digital technologies to aide engineering students’ learnings and reports on achievementsobserved over the past two years. These projects demonstrate that technology has a positive effect notonly on learning, but also on students’ motivation, on the classroom atmosphere and on teachers’willingness to experiment with new and innovative instructional approaches. In sum, teaching withtechnology transforms the entire learning experience.

Alaeddine, N. I., & Parsaei, H. R., & Kakosimos, K., & Guo, B., & Mansoor, B. (2015, June), Teaching Innovation with Technology to Accelerate Engineering Students’ Learning Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24815

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