PERC 2012 Abstract Detail Page
|Abstract Title:||Expanding access to assessing conceptual understanding: ciHUB.org, a virtual community supporting conceptual learning|
|Abstract:||Transforming learning environments for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students requires merging of theories of learning and state-of-the-art assessment tools that allow faculty to identify patterns of conceptual understanding and misconceptions. Conventional measurement/evaluation approaches typically do not help faculty discover the extent to which students have actually acquired conceptual fluency within a particular subject. To this end, STEM disciplines are increasingly using Concept Inventory (CI) assessment to measure the value-added to student learning through new methods of teaching important material.
The paper describes the creation of a virtual community referred to as ciHUB.org, which is a cohesive, borderless community of CI developers, researchers, faculty and students. This national/international collaborative effort was created to support both: a) continued development, refinement, analysis, and application of multiple CI instruments; and b) engagement of the engineering STEM education community in productive conversations about assessing and improving conceptual understanding.
|Abstract Type:||Symposium Poster
|Targeted Session:||Innovations and Issues with Conceptual Assessments|
School of Engineering Education, College of Engineering, Purdue University
|Teri Reed-Rhoads, School of Engineering Education, College of Engineering, Purdue University|