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Webster, Rustin D.; Kopp, Richard – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
A multidisciplinary entrepreneurial senior capstone has been created for engineering technology students at a research I land-grant university statewide extension. The two semester course sequence welcomes students from Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Graphics Technology, and Organizational…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum, Entrepreneurship, Engineering Technology
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Turner, Mathew J.; Webster, Rustin D. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
This paper describes a student-centered approach to a power engineering technology course using the flipped or inverted classroom as well as active learning in the form of group discussions and team problem solving. The study compares student performance and perceptions of a traditional, teaching-centered classroom to two different flipped…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Student Centered Learning, Engineering Technology, Power Technology
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Goodman, Kevin; Davis, Julian; McDonald, Thomas – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
In an effort to motivate undergraduate engineering students to prepare for class by reviewing material before lectures, a "Look-Ahead" problem was utilized. Students from two undergraduate engineering courses; Statics and Electronic Circuits, were assigned problems from course material that had not yet been covered in class. These…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Assignments, Reading Assignments
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Yoon, So Yoon; Diefes-Dux, Heidi; Strobel, Johannes – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
The ultimate objective of teacher professional development (TPD) is to deliver a positive impact on students' engagement and performance in class through teacher practice via improving their content and pedagogical content knowledge and changing their attitudes toward the subject being taught. However, compared to other content areas, such as…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Engineering Education, Program Effectiveness