Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Agronomy, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

2016 ASABE Annual International Meeting

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2016

Journal or Book Title

2016 ASABE Annual International Meeting

First Page

162461857

DOI

10.13031/aim.20162461857

Conference Date

July 17-20, 2016

City

Orlando, FL

Abstract

Five resource modules were developed for use in a multidisciplinary engineering course to enhance successful implementation of semester-long team projects. The modules consisted of research articles, reports, book chapters, and videos and provided technical information related to projects to bring students from different discipline up to the same level. Use of these resource modules by 46 students in a sustainability engineering and international development course was evaluated. An approach consisting of both quantitative (pre-and post-test, survey) and qualitative (focus group discussions) methods was used for data collection. Pre-and post-test results showed an increase in student learning in the course and resource modules were found to be useful to multidisciplinary teams for achieving their project implementations. The assessment techniques were complementary, thus helping in identifying strategies for improving teaching-learning in a multidisciplinary engineering environment.

Comments

This proceeding is published as Sharma, Bhavna, Brian Steward, Say Kee Ong, and Fernando E. Miguez. "Development of resource modules to enhance project based learning in an interdisciplinary engineering course." In 2016 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Paper No. 162461857. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2016. doi: 10.13031/aim.20162461857. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

ASABE

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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