Evaluating the impact of student constructed four-bar mechanisms on achieving learning objectives in an Industrial Mechanisms course
Cress, Jacob A.
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Cress, Jacob A. (2019). Evaluating the impact of student constructed four-bar mechanisms on achieving learning objectives in an Industrial Mechanisms course. Journal of Management & Engineering Integration, 12(2), 1-10.
A comparison of achieving learning outcomes for kinematic analysis is given between two semesters of an Industrial Mechanisms course. The variable introduced is an active learning based teaching method in the form of a student constructed four-bar mechanism that is used in all kinematic analysis related discussions and assignments. The measure of comparison is instructor observations, student coursework assessments, and student feedback. The use of active learning teaching methods is shown to have a statistically significant positive impact on learning performance.
Published in SOAR: Shocker Open Access Repository by Wichita State University Libraries Technical Services, November 2022.