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June 22, 2020
June 22, 2020
June 26, 2021
Pre-College Engineering Education
This project focuses on using a learning technology to enhance the learning of advanced physics concepts in an engineering design activity. Through five 1.5-hour sessions, high school students learned college-level physics concepts relating to fixed-axis rotation. Their task was to build spinning objects that either spun fastest or spun longest. Through this process, they learned about rotational inertia, angular momentum, rotational kinetic energy, etc. They used a special interactive concept map, a Dynamic Interactive Mathematical Expressions (DIME) map, that was automatically generated from their textbook by advanced AI technology. In this presentation, the authors will demonstrate how to create a DIME map to enhance engineering design activities. We plan to share this activity by giving an overview of students’ navigating related concepts through their interactions with the DIME map. A brief summary of each of the five sessions will be relayed. The activity, designed for high school students, is intended to engage students in learning complex physics concepts through participating in the design process and interacting with this new technology. All that is required is an internet connection for teachers to upload a chapter of a textbook and retrieve a DIME map for the information. Then the students can access this map via their computer browser. They can use the map to help visualize and interact with the structure of knowledge. They can also use the DIME map to navigate the original textbook information. Time will be given for round table attendees to interact with DIME maps and discuss potential concerns for practical implementation in a p12 engineering-oriented classroom.
Rugh, M. S., & Beyette, D. J., & Capraro, M. M., & Capraro, R. M. (2020, June), Using Computer-generated Concept Maps in the Engineering Design Process to Improve Physics Learning Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35457
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