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Presentation
Information Technology Based Active Learning: A Pilot Study for Engineering Economy
Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters
  • Sigurdur Olafsson, Iowa State University
  • Mary Huba, Iowa State University
  • John K. Jackman, Iowa State University
  • Frank E. Peters, Iowa State University
  • Sarah M. Ryan, Iowa State University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2003
Conference Title
Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition
Conference Date
June 22-25, 2003
Geolocation
(36.1626638, -86.78160159999999)
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
Date Available
2015-04-21
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Sigurdur Olafsson, Mary Huba, John K. Jackman, Frank E. Peters, et al.. "Information Technology Based Active Learning: A Pilot Study for Engineering Economy" Nashville, TennesseeVol. 2003 (2003) p. 8929 - 8942
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/frank_peters/3/