Framework for Evaluating Simulations: Analysis of Student Developed Interactive Computer Tool
25 Jun 2015 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Kelsey Joy Rodgers, Heidi A Diefes-Dux, Yi Kong, Krishna Madhavan
This is the presentation for a paper presented at the 2015 annual American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) conference. The paper discusses a developed framework for evaluating and scaffolding student-developed simulations in an open-ended learning environment.
The full paper can be downloaded from the following link: http://www.asee.org/public/conferences/56/papers/11629/download.
The reference for the paper follows:
Rodgers, K. J., Kong, Y., Diefes-Dux,...
Investigating First-Year Engineering Students' Understandings of Computer Simulations and Interactivity
10 Mar 2015 | Papers | Contributor(s): Kelsey Joy Rodgers, Heidi A Diefes-Dux, Krishna Madhavan
This is a draft version of a paper presented at the 2014 European Society of Engineering Education (SEFI) Annual Conference.
Mathematical Models and Simulations Workshop Presentation
10 Mar 2015 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Kelsey Joy Rodgers, Heidi A Diefes-Dux, Krishna Madhavan, Yi Kong
Developing engineers for a changing world presents a greater need for students to understand simulations. Understanding mathematical models and simulations are skills that all engineers need for industry and research, but many engineering students lack a conceptual understanding of how to develop them. This workshop facilitates conversations about the future of engineering education with an emphasis on the importance of mathematical modeling and simulations. The team will introduce pedagogy...
Development and Validation of a Nano Size and Scale Instrument (NSSI)
11 Nov 2014 | Papers | Contributor(s): Yi Kong, Heidi A Diefes-Dux, Kelsey Joy Rodgers, Anna Douglas, Krishna Madhavan
The concepts of size and scale are fundamental to nanotechnology education but can be difficult for beginning undergraduate students to grasp. It is important to develop curricular interventions to increase students’ conceptual understanding of size and scale, before moving on to more advanced subject matter. The purpose of this paper is to present the initial steps in the development of the Nano Size and Scale Instrument (NSSI), an assessment of students’ understanding of size...
Work-in-Progress: First-Year Engineering Students' Self-Reported Knowledge of Nanotechnology – The Development of a Coding Scheme
11 Nov 2014 | Papers | Contributor(s): Oguz Hanoglu, Kelsey Joy Rodgers, Yi Kong, Krishna Madhavan, Heidi A Diefes-Dux
Different types of instruction are used at the college-level for increasing students’ knowledge of nanotechnology. Purdue University introduced nanotechnology to first-year engineering students in an introductory engineering course through two nanotechnology-related projects. The students were split into two groups. Group 1 students (8 sections, n=703) implemented only a mathematical modeling project related to nanotechnology. Group 2 students (6 sections, n=496) implemented both the...