Towards a framework for assessing computational competencies for engineering undergraduate students

Claudia Elena Vergara, Michael Cavanaugh, Subashini Nagendran Sivakumar, Daina Briedis, Thomas David Dionise, Abdol Hossein Esfahanian, Jon Sticklen, Mark Urban-Lurain

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Abstract

Assessment is a central component of educational reform. Valid assessments are key to measuring student learning and further establish a relationship between instruction and learning outcomes. Despite the central role that computation plays in engineering there remains an absence of valid assessments to measure computational competencies for engineers. The focus of this paper is to describe our progress towards characterizing students' skills and behaviors associated with computational competency as they solve engineering problems. We will describe our efforts to define a triangulation process [across data sources] that will allow us to inform the core research question: What are the features that broadly characterize the knowledge, skills and behaviors associated with computational competencies for undergraduate engineering students?

LanguageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society
PublisherAmerican Society for Engineering Education
StatePublished - 2015
Event2015 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - Seattle, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2015Jun 17 2015

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Other2015 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period6/14/156/17/15

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Vergara, C. E., Cavanaugh, M., Sivakumar, S. N., Briedis, D., Dionise, T. D., Esfahanian, A. H., ... Urban-Lurain, M. (2015). Towards a framework for assessing computational competencies for engineering undergraduate students. In 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society American Society for Engineering Education.

Towards a framework for assessing computational competencies for engineering undergraduate students. / Vergara, Claudia Elena; Cavanaugh, Michael; Sivakumar, Subashini Nagendran; Briedis, Daina; Dionise, Thomas David; Esfahanian, Abdol Hossein; Sticklen, Jon; Urban-Lurain, Mark.

122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society. American Society for Engineering Education, 2015.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Vergara, CE, Cavanaugh, M, Sivakumar, SN, Briedis, D, Dionise, TD, Esfahanian, AH, Sticklen, J & Urban-Lurain, M 2015, Towards a framework for assessing computational competencies for engineering undergraduate students. in 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society. American Society for Engineering Education, 2015 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, United States, 6/14/15.
Vergara CE, Cavanaugh M, Sivakumar SN, Briedis D, Dionise TD, Esfahanian AH et al. Towards a framework for assessing computational competencies for engineering undergraduate students. In 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society. American Society for Engineering Education. 2015.
Vergara, Claudia Elena ; Cavanaugh, Michael ; Sivakumar, Subashini Nagendran ; Briedis, Daina ; Dionise, Thomas David ; Esfahanian, Abdol Hossein ; Sticklen, Jon ; Urban-Lurain, Mark. / Towards a framework for assessing computational competencies for engineering undergraduate students. 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society. American Society for Engineering Education, 2015.
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