June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
NSF Grantees Poster Session
23.1346.1 - 23.1346.5
Using Video Media to Enhance Conceptual Learning in an Undergraduate Thermodynamics CourseAbstract This project addresses the need for changing undergraduate chemical engineeringeducation to take advantage of skills possessed by a media savvy generation of students. Morespecifically, millennials communicate through a broad range of technology from texting tomobile video conferencing. This project aims to leverage these skills, more specifically theiraffinity to watching online videos, to enhance conceptual learning in an introductorythermodynamics course. To this end, the collaborative team from [Authors institutions] will have students: 1)develop an instructional video that teaches a concept in thermodynamics using commonmetaphors, and 2) watch a similarly constructed instructional video developed by peers. Athermodynamics concept inventory administered pre and post-treatment will measure studentsconceptual learning. The first year implementation of this three year project tasked students togenerate a video that teaches a thermodynamic concept. This activity centers on autodidacticlearning, where students that are required to teach a topic must master it. The mean scores fromall of the institutions revealed that there was no significant difference between the group whogenerated these teaching videos, and control. This may be attributed to the fact that studentswere tasked to generate a video on only one topic, rather than several covering a broad range.The second year of implementation tasks students to watch videos from all of the topics, and isthe current focus of the collaboration.
Abulencia, J. P., & Vigeant, M. A., & Silverstein, D. L. (2013, June), Using Video Media to Enhance Conceptual Learning in an Undergraduate Thermodynamics Course Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/22731
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