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Using Isomorphic Questions, the Statics Concept Inventory, and Surveys to Investigate the Benefits of and Student Satisfaction in a Hybrid Learning EnvironmentA significant amount of literature is available on the various techniques available for generatingan active classroom. In regards to Statics alone, publications have advocated the use of groupproblem solving, peer instruction, in-class demonstrations, body centered talk, and more. Whilethe benefits of these individual methodologies have been documented, relatively little literatureis available on how to best combine these components into a synergistic active learningenvironment. This is surprising considering that Statics is one of the cornerstones of civilengineering; a course in which physical intuition is developed and utilized over the course ofone’s career. This paper describes the creation and components of a hybrid learningenvironment in which a variety of pedagogies were implemented. Notable activities included theuse of an interactive online textbook, peer instruction, in-class group problem solving sessions,video examples, and instructor led numerical examples. The course structure was implementedduring the fall of 2014 at two different Universities in ______. One course offering contained39 mechanical engineering students and was taught by a novice instructor at the University of_____. The second course offering contained more than 200 mechanical and structuralengineering students and was taught by an experienced instructor at the University of _____. Toinvestigate the effectiveness of the course, and where applicable the individual contributions ofunique activities, a number of feedback mechanisms were implemented over the duration of thetwo courses. These mechanisms included isomorphic questions to measure the effectiveness ofpeer instruction, the use of concept inventory exams to measure overall course learning gains,and a variety of periodically distributed surveys to measure student satisfaction with theindividual course components. Findings are presented along with recommendations for how toimprove the hybrid course structure.
Kjolsing, E., & Van Den Einde, Y. (2015, June), Using Isomorphic Questions, the Statics Concept Inventory, and Surveys to Investigate the Benefits of and Student Satisfaction in a Hybrid Learning Environment Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.25004
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