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Strategies to Enhance Learning in a Large Engineering Economics Course: Including Students’ Perceived Values in the Instructional Redesign Process
Journal of Online Engineering Education
  • Kellie S. Grasman, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • D. Cernusca
Abstract

Purposeful implementation of technology in instructional design presents opportunities to increase institutional efficiency while simultaneously improving instructional quality. This paper presents findings from the implementation of a hybrid/buffet approach in an undergraduate Engineering Economics large course. A Design-Based Research (DBR) approach informed the instructional redesign and measured its effectiveness through multiple iterations, or macro-cycles, of implementation. Overall, pedagogical structure and specific technology solutions applied to each course component are described, as well as preliminary measures of effectiveness and student perception from a pilot offering of the hybrid/buffet course. Encouraged by positive preliminary results, a second implementation informed further study of students’ perceived usefulness, value, and overall impact on their learning of WileyPLUS online tools and their predictive power on students’ overall course performance. These two DBR macro-cycles created a baseline to analyze the impact of future strategies to improve student learning in this course.

Department(s)
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
  • Blended Learning,
  • Engineering Economics,
  • Instructional Design,
  • Student Perceptions,
  • Design-Based Research
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Final Version
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Publication Date
1-1-2015
Citation Information
Kellie S. Grasman and D. Cernusca. "Strategies to Enhance Learning in a Large Engineering Economics Course: Including Students’ Perceived Values in the Instructional Redesign Process" Journal of Online Engineering Education Vol. 6 Iss. 1 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kellie-grasman/7/