Title

Student Learning and Retention Using a Flight Training Device: A Case Study

Presenter Email

akhalid2@kennesaw.edu

Location

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 B/C

Start Date

3-2-2020 8:00 AM

End Date

3-2-2020 9:30 AM

Submission Type

Presentation

Topic Area

Ab initio flight training

Keywords

Flight Training, Simulation, Hands-on Learning, Laboratory learning, Retention

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Abstract

Student learning and retention as a function of the mode of teaching is analyzed in this study. Different groups of students receive information about aircraft flight operations either via lecture, through directed study, a combination of the two or through a pre-recorded flight demonstration video. Their level of learning is assessed by evaluating how well they fly an aircraft and perform a predefined mission using a flight simulator. Scores of different groups are compared qualitatively and quantitatively and students are surveyed after the flight. It is hypothesized that students that learn through watching a demonstration video and have the ability to review the demonstration multiple times perform better than all other groups. Additionally, students that have access to literature beforehand and receive a lecture prior to the flight perform better than those that only review the literature or only receive a lecture before the simulation. Also, the efficacy of the hands-on learning in a laboratory environment is discussed.

Comments

Presented during Concurrent Session 1A - Flight Training

Presenter Biography

Dr. Adeel Khalid is a Professor of Systems Engineering at Kennesaw State University (KSU) in Marietta, Georgia. His expertise includes Multidisciplinary design and optimization of Aerospace systems. His industry experience includes working as a systems engineer at Avidyne Corporation. Dr. Khalid received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds Master of Science degrees in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University, and Industrial, and Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. His research is focused on system level design optimization and integration of disciplinary analyses.

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Mar 2nd, 8:00 AM Mar 2nd, 9:30 AM

Student Learning and Retention Using a Flight Training Device: A Case Study

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 B/C

Student learning and retention as a function of the mode of teaching is analyzed in this study. Different groups of students receive information about aircraft flight operations either via lecture, through directed study, a combination of the two or through a pre-recorded flight demonstration video. Their level of learning is assessed by evaluating how well they fly an aircraft and perform a predefined mission using a flight simulator. Scores of different groups are compared qualitatively and quantitatively and students are surveyed after the flight. It is hypothesized that students that learn through watching a demonstration video and have the ability to review the demonstration multiple times perform better than all other groups. Additionally, students that have access to literature beforehand and receive a lecture prior to the flight perform better than those that only review the literature or only receive a lecture before the simulation. Also, the efficacy of the hands-on learning in a laboratory environment is discussed.