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Development and usage of concept inventories in an optical engineering program
Author(s): Charles Joenathan; Robert M. Bunch; Zoran Milanovic

Paper Abstract

Education in optics has evolved in the last decade into an application and enabling technology field and it is emerging as an engineering field in the last couple of years. Therefore, as a newly evolving program, the emphasis is placed on the overall learning outcomes of the students. In that regard we have developed concept inventory questions in optical engineering to monitor and assess improvements in student learning. The concept inventory questions are given to students twice during a course, one at first day of class and the same questionnaire is given to them during the last day of class. The pre-class test is used to assess prior knowledge of the students and the second test is used to measure the learning experience of the students. The results of the test are used to monitor and improve overall education experience of the students.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9664, Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 96640B (24 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.2207687
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Charles Joenathan, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (United States)
Robert M. Bunch, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (United States)
Zoran Milanovic, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9664:
Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
François Flory, Editor(s)

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