Discipline: Technology & Engineering
Subcategory: STEM Research
- Prairie View A&M University
Co-Author(s): Chang Duan, Diwei Zhang and Malcolm Jackson, Prairie View A&M University; Bugrahan Yalvac, Texas A&M University, Deniz Eseryel, North Carolina State University
This poster reports the findings of a Targeted Infusion Project funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal of the project is to improve the students’ learning experiences in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) that will help them develop life-long learning skills and promote positive attitudes toward engineering. For this purpose, mechanical engineering professors and learning scientists collaborated to design and implement a student-centered instruction in the CAD courses. A quasi-experimental pre-and-post test research design was implemented. Experimental group students were asked to design screencast tutorials with their verbal explanations recorded. Students shared their screencast tutorials with their peers and provided feedback to each other’s video tutorials. Control group students were asked to review the instructor made screencast tutorials. In order to explore the effect of the peer-generated screencasts on students’ learning outcomes, four different evaluation instruments were used including a life-long learning survey, an engineering attitude survey, an exit project survey, and a CAD modeling exam. This poster reports the findings from the data collected using the instruments.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): This project is supported by the National Science Foundation under HRD Grant No. 1435073
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,