(291b) By Students for Students: Using Course Projects to Create Learning Materials for Future Classes
Students were given four potential project types to select from: writing sample exam problems, for which both problem statements and solutions were required; producing a 5-minute video; writing and drawing a 10-page comic; or developing an experimental module that could be replicated by other students. All of the projects were required to focus on concepts related to heat and/or mass transfer that were addressed in the course, including conduction, convection, fins, heat exchangers, and separations equipment. The intended audience for each project output was the studentsâ classmates, essentially meaning any Transport II student.
With the permission of the students who completed the project, the deliverables were shared with students who took Transport II in the following semester, thus providing new problems and explanations to learn from. In addition, students who completed the project claimed to gain more in-depth understanding of the course topics related to their projects.
Assessment of the projects over several semesters, as both a deliverable by students and a learning tool for students, will be further discussed.