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Measuring The Effectiveness Of Team-Based Learning Outcomes In A Human Factors Course, Michael Dorneich, Sarah Bickelhaupt, Cassandra Dorius, Georgeanne Artz, Holly Bender, Laura Bestler, Beth Caissie, Sandra Gahn, Keri Jacobs, Monica Lamm, Lisa Orgler, Jane Rongerude, Ann Smiley-Oyen, Richard Stone Dec 2016

Measuring The Effectiveness Of Team-Based Learning Outcomes In A Human Factors Course, Michael Dorneich, Sarah Bickelhaupt, Cassandra Dorius, Georgeanne Artz, Holly Bender, Laura Bestler, Beth Caissie, Sandra Gahn, Keri Jacobs, Monica Lamm, Lisa Orgler, Jane Rongerude, Ann Smiley-Oyen, Richard Stone

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

This paper will describe a synopsis of the development and application of a survey instrument to assess team skills and professional development outcomes of Team-Based Learning (TBL) in a human factors course. TBL is an advancing teaching pedagogy that shifts instruction from a traditional lecture-based teaching paradigm to a structured learning sequence that includes individual student preparation outside of class followed by active, in-class problem solving exercises completed by student learning teams. As an evolving teaching method, TBL appears to be producing new empirical learning outcomes in areas that have only preliminarily been explored. Traditionally, the effectiveness of TBL has ...


A Process For Evaluating The Gender And Professionalism Of Web Design Elements, Jacklin Stonewall, Michael Dorneich Sep 2016

A Process For Evaluating The Gender And Professionalism Of Web Design Elements, Jacklin Stonewall, Michael Dorneich

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

This work lays the foundation for creating gender neutral web design guidelines by determining the following: the gendering of web design element examples (including whether some examples are distinctly masculine or feminine), the perceived professionalism of design elements, and whether there is an interaction between gender and professionalism. Designing for a particular gender is common in both product and web design, but in many situations is exclusionary. In the study, participants rated a series of graphical element examples in six categories: Font, Color, Image, Shape, Texture and Mixed Elements. Participants rated each element on their femininity, masculinity and professionalism. Some ...


An Agricultural Harvest Knowledge Survey To Distinguish Types Of Expertise, Chase Meusel, Chase Grimm, Stephen B. Gilbert, Greg R. Luecke Sep 2016

An Agricultural Harvest Knowledge Survey To Distinguish Types Of Expertise, Chase Meusel, Chase Grimm, Stephen B. Gilbert, Greg R. Luecke

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

Gaining insight into the unique characteristics of participants during user research is a valuable tool for both recruitment and understanding differences within the target population. This work describes an agricultural harvest knowledge survey that was created for user research studies that observed experienced combine operators driving a combine simulator in virtual crop fields. Two variations of the survey were designed, utilized, and evaluated in two separate studies. Both studies found a difference between low and high knowledge operators' performance on the knowledge survey in addition to performance differences. Based on the success of this survey as a population segmentation tool ...


Racial Microaggressions Within The Advisor-Advisee Relationship: Implications For Engineering Research, Policy, And Practice, Brian Burt, Alade S. Mcken, Jordan A. Burkhart, Jennifer Hormell, Alec J. Knight Jun 2016

Racial Microaggressions Within The Advisor-Advisee Relationship: Implications For Engineering Research, Policy, And Practice, Brian Burt, Alade S. Mcken, Jordan A. Burkhart, Jennifer Hormell, Alec J. Knight

Education Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

The underrepresentation of Black men in engineering highlights a missing segment of the population who could contribute to the knowledge economy.1 An increase in Black men in engineering could lead to an increase in Black faculty members - and in general, role models - who cold teach and inspire future generations of students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). To address this national concern, stakeholders must first identify prevailing issues such as racial microaggressions, which threaten the long-term participation of Black men in science and engineering.


Student Perspectives On A New Online Biomass Production Module For Fundamentals Of Biorenewable Resources And Technology, Darren H. Jarboe, D. Raj Raman, Thomas J. Brumm, Robert A. Martin, Scott Mcleod Mar 2016

Student Perspectives On A New Online Biomass Production Module For Fundamentals Of Biorenewable Resources And Technology, Darren H. Jarboe, D. Raj Raman, Thomas J. Brumm, Robert A. Martin, Scott Mcleod

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

In 2007, a Virtual Education Center for Biorenewable Resources was initiated that offered three online courses, one being Biorenewable Resources and Tech¬nology (BRT) 501 – Fundamentals of BRT. The objective was to assess student perceptions on two delivery methods, course assessments, module material, and student learning. Twenty students completed the survey of qualitative aspects of student experiences in BRT 501. The biomass production module brought non-farm students closer to the knowledge level of farm students as demonstrated by students’ self-assessed knowl¬edge and their BRT 501 assessment scores. Students desired a stronger connection with the course instructor and peers, whether ...


Differential Impacts Of Online Delivery Methods On Student Learning: A Case Study In Biorenewables, Darren H. Jarboe, D. Raj Raman, Thomas J. Brumm, Robert Martin, Scott Mcleod Mar 2016

Differential Impacts Of Online Delivery Methods On Student Learning: A Case Study In Biorenewables, Darren H. Jarboe, D. Raj Raman, Thomas J. Brumm, Robert Martin, Scott Mcleod

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

In 2007, a Virtual Education Center for Biorenewable Resources was initiated that offered three distance education courses, one being Biorenewable Resources and Technology (BRT) 501 – Fundamentals of Biorenewable Resources and Technology, the subject of this study. The primary objective was to determine if course delivery method (video lecture format and the other in menu-driven auto-tutorial presentations (MDAP) deliv¬ered via Flash format), student major (agricultural and non-agricultural), and gender influence online student learning in BRT 501. We found that BRT 501 student performance was not significantly impacted by module delivery method. Students with agricultural majors were outperformed by students with ...


Nondestructive Testing For Graduate Students At Dresden International University And Iowa State University, Bernd Köhler, Susanne Hillmann, Norbert Meyendorf, Jana Smitkiewicz, Klaus-Jürgen Wolter Jan 2016

Nondestructive Testing For Graduate Students At Dresden International University And Iowa State University, Bernd Köhler, Susanne Hillmann, Norbert Meyendorf, Jana Smitkiewicz, Klaus-Jürgen Wolter

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Education in Nondestructive Evaluation is managed in different countries and different industrial sectors in various ways. The options vary from special courses for technicians with theoretical and practical knowledge, special courses focused on requirements in dedicated fields as aerospace and learning theoretical and practical issues from Level-3-Experts in the company during work.

These systems, the knowledge of the practical aspects of the different methods for technicians who handle day by day with these techniques is splendidly constructed with top-quality. But for engineers, scientists and academics, who work on optimizing and enlarging methods, developing new methods and who use theoretical simulation ...


Advancing Nde Education For Future Engineers – A South African Perspective, Manfred Johannes, Dineo A. Ramatlo Jan 2016

Advancing Nde Education For Future Engineers – A South African Perspective, Manfred Johannes, Dineo A. Ramatlo

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Non-Destructive Evaluation has gained vast popularity in industry due to its effectiveness in the inspection of engineering structures. To date, a lot of advances to train NDE technicians have been achieved, with the objective to instill the understanding of basic principles of NDE methods and the practical application of such methods. The testing of structures is classically performed according to design codes such as American Society of Mechanical Engineers –V (ASME-V), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), British Standard 3923 (BS 3923) and others. For performing in-service inspection, there is no existing design code. This calls for a need ...


20-20 Listening: A Sound Documentary Dedicated To The Study Of Listening Experiences In Acoustic Environments, Julian Andres Osorio Jan 2016

20-20 Listening: A Sound Documentary Dedicated To The Study Of Listening Experiences In Acoustic Environments, Julian Andres Osorio

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The intersection of sound and design is an exciting and complex space for artistic experimentation and research. My approach for this work was to design, write, record and mix seven podcast episodes that narrate my analysis and interpretation of how we listen to sounds and interpret their meaning. Each episode is dedicated to one topic, and presents multiple sound samples that illustrate my take on the subject. The episodes cover the basics of listening, how sound conveys information about objects in environments and how soundscapes are ubiquitous. They include how the music, sounds and noises in film convey meaning, represent ...


The Hidden Challenges Of Team Tutor Development, Desmond Bonner, Anna Slavina, Anastacia Macallister, Joseph Holub, Stephen B. Gilbert, Anne M. Sinatra, Michael C. Dorneich, Eliot H. Winer Jan 2016

The Hidden Challenges Of Team Tutor Development, Desmond Bonner, Anna Slavina, Anastacia Macallister, Joseph Holub, Stephen B. Gilbert, Anne M. Sinatra, Michael C. Dorneich, Eliot H. Winer

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

This paper describes the unexpected challenges of team tutor development such as the task and logistics. Previously, a research team from Iowa State University (ISU) working with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) developed the reconnaissance (Recon) task for simple team tutoring with the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT) (Bonner et al., 2015; Gilbert et al., 2015). Considerations were included for the testing environment such as audio-based team interactions, initialization of the scenario simultaneously, and the inclusion of eyetracking and screen capture technology. Throughout the process of tutor development, several computational challenges have been encountered such as the ...


Pre-Enrollment Identification Of At-Risk Students In A Large Engineering College, Amy L. Kaleita, Gregory R. Forbes, Ekaterina Ralston, Jonathan I. Compton, Darin Wohlgemuth, D. Raj Raman Jan 2016

Pre-Enrollment Identification Of At-Risk Students In A Large Engineering College, Amy L. Kaleita, Gregory R. Forbes, Ekaterina Ralston, Jonathan I. Compton, Darin Wohlgemuth, D. Raj Raman

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Historical data from multiple institutions show that students who achieve a first-semester grade point average (GPA) below 2.0 are at substantially greater risk of leaving engineering programs before graduating with a degree than are those who achieved above 2.0. Identifying these ‘‘at risk’’ students prior to the start of their first semester could enable improved strategies to enhance their academic success and likelihood of graduation. This study used two distinct modeling approaches to predict first-term GPA group (low-risk: GPA > 2.0; at-risk: GPA < 2.0) based upon data available prior to the student’s first pre-enrollment advising session. In the case of one of the approaches—which allowed a differential weighting of Type I to Type II errors—we explore how these weightings influences the prediction accuracy. The models used academic and demographic data for first-year engineering students from 2010 to 2012 from a single large public research-active institution. The two model types employed to build predictive models were (1) ordinary least squares multiple linear regression (MLR), and (2) classification and regression trees (CART). For both MLR and CART models, high school GPA and math placement exam scores were found to be significant predictors of first-term GPA. Increasing the cost of missing at-risk students in the CART models improves at-risk prediction accuracy but also increases the rate of false positives (incorrectly identifying a low-risk student as at-risk). The relative simplicity of the CART models, as well as the ease with which error-types can be weighted to reflect institutional values, encourages their use in this type of modeling effort.


Engineering Leadership: Important Themes Identified By Recruiters Of Entry-Level Engineers, Beth Lin Hartmann Jan 2016

Engineering Leadership: Important Themes Identified By Recruiters Of Entry-Level Engineers, Beth Lin Hartmann

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate leadership requirements from the standpoint of prospective employers for full-time, entry-level engineering positions and create a survey instrument to evaluate them. Using the sequential exploratory mixed methods approach, the researchers used emerging qualitative data to inform the development of the quantitative survey instrument.

The qualitative phase of this study sought to understand if industry needs for leadership for two engineering undergraduate populations are the same or different. An analysis was first performed on job postings in the engineering career services database of job postings at a large Midwestern university. The two engineering ...


Identity Theft Education: Comparison Of Text-Based And Game-Based Learning, Susan Helser Jan 2016

Identity Theft Education: Comparison Of Text-Based And Game-Based Learning, Susan Helser

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Identity theft continues to grow. It drains a host of valuable resources from Society. Trust is affected. Identity theft can upend an individual’s life and well-being. In the business sector financial losses consume profit and jeopardize the stability of industry. New and complementary approaches to combat the crime are needed.

This research examines two educational methods, one text-based and the other game-based, designed to present information about identity theft. For this purpose I developed Fight Identity Theft (FIT) software. In addition to collecting demographic information, pre- and post-survey responses and feedback data, FIT provides two educational modules. The program ...