Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2003

Volume

2003

First Page

8929

Last Page

8942

Conference Title

Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition

Conference Date

June 22-25, 2003

City

Nashville, Tennessee

Abstract

We have recently designed a learning environment to add practical problem solving, increased information technology content, and active learning to industrial engineering courses. In particular, we have successfully implemented and tested a computer-based module for an undergraduate engineering economy course. In this module, students are required to formulate the problem, devise a plan of action, and derive a final solution using the domain knowledge acquired in class. In addition to improving understanding of the course material, the module is also designed to improve more general cognitive skills and specifically to enhance the metacognitive ability of the participating students. A prototype of the module is currently being used in a classroom setting and we report on our initial experiences and student outcomes. We also discuss how this will be extended to an active learning environment that uses information technology across the curriculum to integrate all required undergraduate courses.

Comments

This conference paper is from Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition (2003): Session 2793, 8929. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Society for Engineering Education

Language

en

File Format

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