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Conference Proceeding

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Subject: LCSH

Entrepreneurship, Computer-assisted instruction, Flipped classrooms


Engineering Education | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering


In this paper, we describe an innovative curricular model employed at the University of New Haven to develop an entrepreneurial mindset in engineering students. The entrepreneurial mindset in this model is characterized by the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN)’s 3C’s, which are curiosity, connections and creating value. The core of the model is the integration of short, self-paced, e-learning modules into courses spanning all four years of all engineering and computer science programs. A flipped classroom instructional model is used to integrate the modules into courses. We are in the third year of implementation on campus, and following a pilot deployment of the model at five other institutions in spring 2016, have conducted a large-scale deployment. Six e-learning modules were deployed at 25 institutions across the country during the 2016-17 academic year. We first summarize the integrated e-learning model implemented at the University of New Haven, which follows a clearly defined structure on module and course mappings. This structure, however, is not rigid, and we demonstrate by examples the wide potential for adopting these modules within all engineering disciplines and at all class levels. We also describe the deployment and adoption of these modules at 24 other institutions. We assessed the impact of the modules on student learning using pre and post surveys, and student and instructor feedback. We performed assessment across all institutions where modules were deployed. We also discuss lessons learned during development, and internal and external deployment of the e-learning modules.


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

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

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Publisher Citation

Erdil, N. O., & Harichandran, R. S., & Nocito-Gobel, J., & Li, C. Q., & Carnasciali, M. (2017, June), Impact of Integrated E-Learning Modules in Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset based on Deployment at 25 Institutions Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. © 2017 American Society for Engineering Education.