Event Title

T4-A: Matrix-organized Instructional Delivery for Scaling-up Problem-based Learning through Reallocation of Instructional Support

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Bill France A

Start Date

6-3-2018 8:40 AM

Description

Instructional technologies can assist with large enrollments in engineering degree programs by enabling new allocations of limited instructor resources. One upcoming instructional technology which has been effective within disciplines outside of engineering is Computer-Based Assessment (CBA), which eliminates grading and simplifies the logistic burdens of exam delivery. Based on results of pilot projects in CBA and Problem-Based Learning (PBL) within an engineering laboratory, a hybrid approach has been developed for a large enrollment upper-division mechanical engineering course. Specifically, a matrix-based staffing and instructional model is proposed herein to leverage CBA-enabled reductions in grading burdens. It is illustrated within the undergraduate core course EML4142: Heat Transfer I with an enrollment of 200-300 students per semester, which realizes on-demand teaching of PBL activities in the laboratory session.

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Mar 6th, 8:40 AM

T4-A: Matrix-organized Instructional Delivery for Scaling-up Problem-based Learning through Reallocation of Instructional Support

Bill France A

Instructional technologies can assist with large enrollments in engineering degree programs by enabling new allocations of limited instructor resources. One upcoming instructional technology which has been effective within disciplines outside of engineering is Computer-Based Assessment (CBA), which eliminates grading and simplifies the logistic burdens of exam delivery. Based on results of pilot projects in CBA and Problem-Based Learning (PBL) within an engineering laboratory, a hybrid approach has been developed for a large enrollment upper-division mechanical engineering course. Specifically, a matrix-based staffing and instructional model is proposed herein to leverage CBA-enabled reductions in grading burdens. It is illustrated within the undergraduate core course EML4142: Heat Transfer I with an enrollment of 200-300 students per semester, which realizes on-demand teaching of PBL activities in the laboratory session.