On behalf of the associate editors, the editorial board and ASEE, we are delighted to have created this new journal – Advances in Engineering Education – with its focus on applications. Not only do we believe that there is a growing number of outstanding, proven engineering education innovations that should be available in archival form to the engineering education community, but that by utilizing multimedia in a creative manner, they can be most clearly presented to our readers. Consequently, we are encouraging our authors to move beyond figures and tables by incorporating such media as animation, audio, graphics and video as a means of enhancing the written text. In this manner, we feel that we will not only be on the frontier of engineering education, but also can set a standard for other online journals.
We are particularly interested in those applications both inside and outside the classroom that are based on a foundation of accepted learning science principles and that have been found to increase student learning and/or achievement. We encourage you to submit articles that describe such innovative curricula, courses and teaching practices. While it is not required, we also encourage you to experiment with various media in determining ideal formats for illustrating and communicating your applications.
We look forward to receiving your papers as well as your suggestions. We promise you timely, professional reviews by knowledgeable peers, and a journal that fulfills the needs of our community. While we are currently soliciting full papers, in the near future we anticipate also publishing as educational briefs those works-in-progress that offer high potential of success.
Larry J. Shuman
Advances in Engineering Education
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Industrial Engineering
University of Pittsburgh