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Product Development Meets Instructional Design- A Case Study in the Redesign of a Fundamentals of Fluids Course

Torick, David Andrew (2009) Product Development Meets Instructional Design- A Case Study in the Redesign of a Fundamentals of Fluids Course. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Over the past two years, substantial research and implementation efforts have occurred to support the mobilization of the laboratory experiences in the Fundamental of Fluids course. No longer does the laboratory component of this course require substantial year-long floor space. The entire laboratory curriculum has been redesigned to use equipment designed and fabricate in-house. This equipment is able to be stored in a closet and easily setup and utilized in a just-in-time fashion. The curriculum has been modified and improved based off of research in engineering education and student feedback. This thesis describes the method of applying a product development approach to instructional design. It also contains the curriculum, assessment methods, and results of implementing the curriculum.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Torick, David
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairBudny, Danielbudny@pitt.eduBUDNY
Committee MemberKoubaa, Amiramk59@pitt.eduAMK59
Committee MemberCasson, Leonardcasson@pitt.eduCASSON
Date: 25 September 2009
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 1 April 2009
Approval Date: 25 September 2009
Submission Date: 20 March 2009
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Degree: MSCE - Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: curriculum design; engineering education; instructional design; fluids; laboratory expereinces
Other ID:, etd-03202009-111803
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:32
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:37


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