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Teaching Signals And Systems Through Portfolios, Writing, And Independent Learning, Nicholas Arcolano, Richard Vaz Jan 2001

Teaching Signals And Systems Through Portfolios, Writing, And Independent Learning, Nicholas Arcolano, Richard Vaz

Faculty Publications and Research

This paper describes an integrated approach to outcome-driven instruction and assessment of a continuous-time signal and system analysis course at the sophomore level. A set of seven course outcomes was established: four relating to traditional topics in frequency domain analysis of signals and systems, and three relating to broader educational outcomes, including effective communication, reflection on learning achievement, and learning independently. These seven outcomes were then used to structure the course, and to provide a focused basis for assessment of learning and continuous improvement. A significant component of the course involved independent student project work; each student completed three projects ...


Development Of A Test Blueprint For The National Association Of Industrial Technology Certification Exam , Sheila Elaine Rowe Jan 2001

Development Of A Test Blueprint For The National Association Of Industrial Technology Certification Exam , Sheila Elaine Rowe

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to develop a test blueprint that would serve to identify core content, subject areas, and competencies needed to update the NAIT Certification Exam. The original certification program was established by the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) in 1991, and eight areas were identified: (1) Quality Control; (2) Production Planning and Control; (3) Industrial Supervision; (4) Industrial Finance and Accounting; (5) Industrial Safety; (6) Plant Layout and Material Handling; (7) Time And Motion Study; and (8) Industrial Communications. A prototype testing was conducted in an attempt to improve the reliability of the test ...