Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date


Subject: LCSH

Entrepreneurship, Engineering--Study and teaching, Educational technology


Education | Educational Methods | Industrial Engineering | Instructional Media Design | Mechanical Engineering


An approach to develop entrepreneurial thinking skills in engineering students by integrating online modules into existing courses is described. Eighteen online modules covering a variety of topics will be developed. Developers for the modules are selected by reviewing proposals submitted in response to a broadly distributed request for proposals. Developers undergo extensive training before embarking upon module development. Students will complete each standalone module outside of class hours. Instructors who deploy a module in their course will develop contextual course assignments that reinforce concepts covered in the modules. These instructors also undergo training and are assisted by an external consultant. All engineering students will complete at least 13 of the 18 modules; some will complete all 18 modules.


Learn more about the e-learning modules at this link.

See the related article "Entrepreneurial E-Learning" by some of the authors in the Dec. 2018 issue of ASEE Prism.

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Publisher Citation

Harichandran, R. S., & Carnasciali, M., & Erdil, N. O., & Li, C. Q., & Nocito-Gobel, J., & Daniels, S. D. (2015, June), Developing Entrepreneurial Thinking in Engineering Students by Utilizing Integrated Online Modules Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, Washington. doi: 10.18260/p.23838