In proc. ASME Intl Mech. Engng Cong. and Expo. (IMECE) Dynamic Systems and Control Div., Anaheim, November 2004.
Ideas into action: Using learning objectives to revitalize a mechanical engineering laboratory sequence
R.A. Layton, A.R. Mech and J.L. Mayhew

This paper describes specific steps to develop and implement improvements to a mechanical engineering lab sequence by paying close attention to the learning objectives appropriate to engineering laboratories. The result is a proposed sequence of three new courses in the junior and senior years: Measurement Systems, Experiment Design, and Laboratory Clinic. In this paper, we provide the reader with a specific approach to implementing laboratory improvements based on learning objectives and an example of how those objectives are met in the proposed sequence.

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