Title: Attainment of major competencies of program-specific outcome in industrial engineering and simulation lab through open-ended experiment

Authors: Vinayak Kulkarni; Sanjay Kulkarni; Jangali G. Satish; V.N. Gaitonde

Addresses: Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, B.V.B. College of Engineering and Technology, Hubballi, Karnataka, India ' Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, B.V.B. College of Engineering and Technology, Hubballi, Karnataka, India ' Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, B.V.B. College of Engineering and Technology, Hubballi, Karnataka, India ' Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, B.V.B. College of Engineering and Technology, Hubballi, Karnataka, India

Abstract: An open-ended experiment is where students are given the freedom to develop their own experiments, instead of merely following the already set guidelines from a lab manual or elsewhere. Making labs open-ended pushes students to think for themselves and think harder. Outcome-based education is an educational theory that bases each part of an educational system around goals (outcomes). Outcome-based methods have been adopted in education systems around the world, at multiple levels. Measuring program-specific outcomes in engineering education is a challenge for teaching faculty in general and doing so for a laboratory program and through an open-ended experiment is even more challenging. This paper explains the planning and execution of open-ended experiment in Industrial Engineering and Simulation Laboratory and also it focuses on the evaluation process, rubrics developed, and attainment of program-specific outcome in Industrial and Production Engineering Program.

Keywords: open-ended experiment; outcome-based education; program-specific outcome; rubrics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2017.084840

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2017 Vol.27 No.3, pp.183 - 197

Available online: 04 Apr 2017 *

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