YouTube Fridays: Student-led Development of Engineering Estimate Problems

ABSTRACT

YouTube Fridays devotes a small fraction of class time to student-selected videos related to the course topic, e.g., thermodynamics. The students then write and solve a homework-like problem based on the events in the video. Three recent pilots involving over 300 students have developed a database of videos and questions that reinforce important class concepts like energy balances and phase behavior. A set of example problems and videos are presented from a sophomore-level engineering thermodynamics course and a sophomore-level material and energy balances course. Student evaluations found a vast majority (79%) of the students felt better at relating real world phenomena to thermodynamics from participating in YouTube Fridays. Overall, YouTube Fridays is a student-led activity that provides practice of problem solving on open-ended, course related questions.

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Matthew W. Liberatore Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Colorado School of Mines Golden, Colorado

Matthew W. Liberatore
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, Colorado

Charles R. Vestal Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Colorado School of Mines Golden, Colorado

Charles R. Vestal
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, Colorado

Andrew M. Herring Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Colorado School of Mines Golden, Colorado

Andrew M. Herring
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, Colorado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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