Dissertation Proposal Defense by Alexander Lehman
|Event Start Date||Tuesday, December 17, 2013|
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 201
|Event Start Time||2:00 pm - 4:00 pm|
ENGINEERING, TEACHING, AND TECHNOLOGY: A NATIONWIDE EXAMINATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL INTERNET USE BY ENGINEERING FACULTY
There has been an explosion of internet use among college students over the last decade, both because of the proliferation of available resources, and because of the arrival of a digital native generation to university campuses. In the field of engineering in particular, students are entering programs with a much different skill set than previous generations, and engineering faculty have at times struggled to meet their instructional needs. Traditional engineering instruction, based on direct instruction and exercise problems, is becoming less popular as students become accustomed to interactive learning and gain access to problem set solutions and textbook examples online. Best practices for engineering instruction within this new paradigm are still in the early stages of development and evaluation. Numerous conceptual models have been developed in the field of instructional technology, as researchers have attempted to classify and effectively integrate new technology use into a variety of different educational settings. One of the most promising and popular models is Technology, Pedagogy and Content Knowledge (TPACK), which separates instructors’ knowledge into the three listed categories and attempts to describe their preferred instructional strategies based on the presence and level of integration of the three knowledge categories.
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