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Using Peer-Generated Screencasts in Teaching Computer-Aided Design

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Conference

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

CAD Within Engineering Design Graphics

Tagged Division

Engineering Design Graphics

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

15

DOI

10.18260/p.27159

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https://peer.asee.org/27159

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85

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Dongdong Zhang Prairie View A&M University

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Dongdong Zhang is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Prairie View A&M University. He graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia with a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include: Micro- and Nano-Fiber Reinforced Composites Processing Simulation, Transport Phenomenon in Polymer Composites Processing; Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational and Numerical Algorithms; Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM); Engineering Education

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Xiaobo Peng Prairie View A&M University

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Xiaobo Peng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Prairie View A&M University. His research interests include CAD/CAM, haptics, solid modeling, virtual prototyping, and engineering education.

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Bugrahan Yalvac Texas A&M University

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Bugrahan Yalvac is an associate professor of science and engineering education in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture at Texas A&M University, College Station. He received his Ph.D. in science education at the Pennsylvania State University in 2005. Prior to his current position, he worked as a learning scientist for the VaNTH Engineering Research Center at Northwestern University for three years. Yalvac’s research is in STEM education, 21st century skills, and design and evaluation of learning environments informed by the How People Learn framework.

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Deniz Eseryel North Carolina State University

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Deniz Eseryel joined North Carolina State University as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in the Digital Transformation of Education. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Counselor Education specializing in Digital Learning and Teaching. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. The important but little understood question that has motivated her program of research is: How can we effectively and efficiently promote cyberlearning in complex knowledge domains such as STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)? Towards this direction, she (1) investigates the development of higher-order thinking and complex problem-solving competencies following a comprehensive framework that includes cognition, metacognition, cognitive regulation, motivation, emotion, and epistemic beliefs; (2) develops innovative assessment methods that can benchmark progress of learning and the development of complex problem-solving competencies; (3) develops new and effective approaches to design state-of-the-art digital learning environments (such as intelligent tutoring, system dynamics modeling, simulations, virtual reality, and digital games) to facilitate complex problem-solving competencies; and (4) investigates effective ways to prepare teachers and administrators for digital transformation of education to support effective integration and seamless adoption of advanced learning technologies into education. In addition to her work focusing on STEM learning in K-20 educational settings, her research was also carried out in professional contexts including army, aircraft maintenance, air-traffic control, emergency response, environmental sciences, climate change, medical education, instructional design, architecture, construction science, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, and systems engineering.

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Uzair Nadeem Prairie View A&M University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-4814-7189

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I am a senior mechanical engineer at Prairie View A&M University. I currently tutor in UGS NX 7.5, a CAD based class that implements both hand and computer based drafting, along with solid modeling. My main duty is to lecture the CAD modeling section of the class known as "Intro to Mechanical Drawing" along with the tutoring, and any other related duties that entail. I have also Interned at Kennedy Space Center for NASA as a Systems engineer, that utilized my CAD background in modeling for fluid route configurations for different tank types and commodities.

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Atiq Islam Prairie View A&M University

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I was born and raised in Houston Texas. I have worked in the professional field for five years as a environmental technician at Southern Union. I am also currently attending Prairie View A&M University to pursue a Mechanical Engineering degree

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T Fulya Eyupoglu North Carolina State University

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T. Fulya Eyupoglu is a graduate research assistant in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Counselor Education with a specialization in Digital Learning and Teaching. Besides being enrolled in an NSF Project as a researcher, she is also serving as a teaching assistant in the Instructional Design Course.

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Tianyun Yuan Prairie View A&M University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-6846-6550

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Graduate student in Mechanical Engineering in PVAMU, in-class assistant in Mechanical Engineering Drawing.

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Abstract

This paper presents a new method of using peer-generated screencast in the computer-aided design (CAD) education. Instead of using instructor-made screencasts, students were asked to make their own screencasts, review each others’ screencasts, and provide feedback. To explore the impact of student-made screencast exercises on students' learning outcomes, we conducted a pretest posttest quasi-experimental research. A life-long learning survey, an engineering attitude survey, an exit project survey, and a CAD modeling exam were used as the study instruments. Among the students enrolled in six different sections of a CAD course, 110 of them completed all research instruments and participated in the study. This is a continuing research project, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, starting from Fall 2014. In Fall 2014 and Spring 2015, students in the experimental groups completed one screencast exercise after completing a trial exercise. Findings indicated that the students would like completing more than one exercise. Therefore in the second year, we asked the students in the experimental groups to complete more than one screencast exercise in addition to completing the trial exercise. Findings from the past two years indicated that the students in the experimental groups performed better than those in the control groups in the CAD modeling final exam.

Zhang, D., & Peng, X., & Yalvac, B., & Eseryel, D., & Nadeem, U., & Islam, A., & Eyupoglu, T. F., & Yuan, T. (2016, June), Using Peer-Generated Screencasts in Teaching Computer-Aided Design Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.27159

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