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Li, Xuesong; Van Wie, Bernard J. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2016
The difficulty in covering chemical engineering concepts using traditional lectures and whiteboard teaching approaches means today's students' learning demands are unfulfilled, so alternate methods are needed. Desktop learning modules (DLMs) are designed to show industrial fluid flow and heat transfer concepts in a standard classroom so students…
Descriptors: Heat, Mechanics (Physics), Chemical Engineering, Experimental Groups
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Burgher, J. K.; Finkel, D.; Adesope, O. O.; Van Wie, B. J. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
This study used a within-subjects experimental design to compare the effects of learning with lecture and hands-on desktop learning modules (DLMs) in a fluid mechanics and heat transfer class. The hands-on DLM implementation included the use of worksheets and one of two heat exchangers: an evaporative cooling device and a shell and tube heat…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Hands on Science, Learning Modules, Mechanics (Physics)
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Denson, Cameron D.; Austin Stallworth, Chandra; Hailey, Christine; Householder, Daniel L. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
This paper examines STEM-based informal learning environments for underrepresented students and reports on the aspects of these programs that are beneficial to students. This qualitative study provides a nuanced look into informal learning environments and determines what is unique about these experiences and makes them beneficial for students. We…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Educational Environment, STEM Education, Qualitative Research
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Golter, P. B.; Thiessen, D. B.; Van Wie, B. J.; Brown, G. R. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2012
Promoting the adoption of an alternative pedagogy can be a difficult process. Many professors are not interested in significantly modifying how they teach their course. Those that are interested in pedagogical reform still have concerns that must be addressed before or during an implementation. This paper presents a case study following the…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Educational Change, Engineering, Engineering Education