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Capturing Student's Teamwork and Open-Ended Design Performance in an Undergraduate Multimedia Engineering Design Class
 

Summary: 1
Capturing Student's Teamwork and Open-Ended Design Performance
in an Undergraduate Multimedia Engineering Design Class
Ann McKenna, Lydia Mongia
, and Alice Agogino
Graduate Group in Engineering, Science and Mathematics Education,

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, CA 94720
Abstract
The current paper describes our experiences capturing student performance in the
freshman design class ME39C: Multimedia Case Studies of Engineering Design, at the
University of California, Berkeley. The focus of the ME39C class is to facilitate students as
they work in teams to develop an original web based multimedia case study of an
engineering design. The class emphasizes learning outcomes that have been identified by
both the Synthesis Coalition and the ABET as important attributes of a professional
engineer. These learning outcomes include teamwork, open-ended problem solving, hands-
on facility, and creative design. Since these learning outcomes are difficult to assess by
traditional assessment tools, we used a series of different methods to triangulate, compare,
and evaluate student performance. For example, specific methods that were used included an
original web-based discussion tool, student observations and interviews, and questionnaires.

  

Source: Agogino, Alice M. - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley

 

Collections: Engineering