EI2G: The ECE Instructional Innovation Group

Our Mission

Implement, encourage, promote visibility, and verify the effectiveness of instructional innovations in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) education. The ultimate purpose of innovating will be to prepare our students to be competitive as engineering leaders in a global environment.

Meeting schedule:

EI2G meets on a monthly basis during the academic year. The usual format is: first 30 minutes - EI2G business. Last 60 minutes - presentation and/or discussion of an instructional topic of interest.

2013-2014

  • Thursday, December 5, 3:30-5 PM, 3:30-5 PM, EE 118: Jan Allebach, Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP)
  • Thursday, October 24, 2013, 3:30-5 PM, MSEE 239: Jeff Grey, discussion on Purdue's new Core Curriculum 
  • Thursday, September 12, 2013, 3:30-5 PM, EE 118: Review survey results from Fall faculty retreat; Brainstorm speakers and activities for 2013-2014

2012-2013

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 4-5 PM, EE 317: ABET Accreditation and Fall Faculty Retreat (group discussion and brainstorming) [Meeting Notes]
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 3:30-5 PM, MSEE 239: Instructional Innovation Roundtable
    • Jason Clark (ECE/ME), "SugarAid v0.2: Overview" [slides]
    • Suppriyo Datta (ECE), "nanoHUB-U" [slides]
    • Chuck Krousgrill (ME), "The Purdue Freeform Mechanics Classroom" [slides]
    • Cordelia Brown (ECE/ENE), "Overview of Directed Problem Solving Learning Environment: A Hybrid Flipped Classroom Experience" [slides]
    • Farrah Fayyaz and Mel Chua (ENE), "Signal Processing for Hearing and Speech Sciences - SLHS605" [slides]
    • Eric Holloway (ENE/FYE), "First-Year Engineering: Online Modules" [slides]
    • Michael Fosmire (LIB), "Informed Engineering Design: Meeting the Embedded Info Lit Core Outcomes" [slides]
    • Mimi Boutin (ECE), "sLectures" [slides]
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 3:30-5 PM, EE 118: Innovating recitation sections in ECE courses (group discussion and brainstorming) [Meeting Notes]
  • Thursday, October 25, 2012, 3:30-5 PM, ARMS 2326: Geoffrey Herman (UIUC), "Negotiating the Core Conceptual Framework of Digital Logic"
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 3:30-5 PM, MSEE 239: Michael C. Loui (UIUC) and Nicholas D. Fila (Purdue),"Peer-Led Team Learning and Structured Pairing in an ECE Course for Freshmen"

Participation and Membership:

There is no formal membership. Any who has an interest in the mission of EI2G are welcome to come to the business meeting and or instructional innovation discussions. Those who regularly participate in EI2G activities and business are considered members.

If interested in participating, please notify bjesiek@purdue.edu of your interest and availability. 

ECE Instructional Innovation Archives

Contains meeting notes and other instructional resources. ECE faculty or staff username/password required. Other usernames can be given access upon request.

Recent Publications (2008-2013):

C. Brown, D. Peroulis, and G. Lammers, Sophomore Level Curriculum Innovation in Electrical and Computer Engineering, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, 2013.

C. Brown, Y. Lu, and S. Midkiff, Introducing Parallel Programming in Undergraduate Curriculum, Third NSF/TCPP Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing Education (EduPar-13), 2013.

A. Hill and C, Brown, An Examination of the Relationship of Intellectual Development and Learning Preferences in Electrical and Computer Engineering, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, 2013.

B. Jesiek, ‘A New Field in Electrical Engineering’: The Origins and Early History of Computer Engineering in the United States, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 2013.

C. Brown and G. Lammers, Exploring Student Understanding of Parallelism Using Concept Maps, Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, 2012.

F. Fayyaz and B. Jesiek, Work in Progress: Mesoscopic Analysis of Engineering Education Scholarship in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2002-2011, Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, 2012.

M. Johnson, G. Hadley, and D. Meyer, x86 Motherboards in a Microcontroller Hardware/Software Senior Project Course, European Workshop on Microelectronics Education, 2012.

D. Sangam and B. Jesiek. Conceptual Understanding of Resistive Electric Circuits Among First-Year Engineering Students, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, 2012.

C. Brown and Y. Lu, Teaming in an Engineering Programming Course, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, 2011.

M. Johnson, Interactive Application for Learning RTL Code Structures, IEEE International Conference on Microelectronic Systems Education (MSE), 2011.

G. Lammers and C. Brown, Work in Progress: Extending Parallelism Education to the First Year with a Bottom-Up Approach, Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, 2011.

D. Sangam, B. Jesiek, and J. Thompson, An Analysis of DC Circuit Theory Content in an Engineering Textbook: Presentation Features, Conceptual Content, and Use of Analogies, Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, 2011.

C. Brown and Y. Lu, Integration of Real-World Teaming into a Programming Course, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, 2010.

J. Allebach, M. Boutin, C. Brown, C. Koh, J. Krogmeier, G. Lee, D. Love, Y. Lu, D. Meyer, S. Hu, and A. Sydelko, REACH: Reaching Excellence in Academic Achievement, HP Innovations in Education Worldwide Summit, 2010.

M. Gasser, Y. Lu, and C. Koh, Outreach Project Introducing Computer Engineering to High School Students, Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, 2010.

Y. Lu, G. Zhu, and C. Koh, Using the Tetris Game to Teach Computing, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, 2010.

C. Brown, M. Johnson, and J. Lax, Promoting Pedagogical Innovation in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, IL/IN Section of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Regional Conference, 2009.

C. Brown, Y. Lu, M. Yale, and D. Bennett, On-Line Examinations for Object-Oriented Programming, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, 2009.

D. Meyer and C. Brown, Experimental Cross-Hybrid Course Formats, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, 2009.

M. Johnson, E. Villasenor, O. Krachina, and M. Thottethodi, Undergraduate Dual-Core Prototyping and Analysis of Factors Influencing Student Success on Dual-Core Designs, IEEE International Conference on Microelectronic Systems Education (MSE), 2009.

M. Yale, D. Bennett, C. Brown, G. Zhu, and Yung-Hsiang Lu, Hybrid Content Delivery: On-Demand Lecture Videos and Interactive Laboratories, Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, 2009.

M. Yale, D. Bennett, C. Brown, G. Zhu, and Y. Lu, Effects of Learning Styles in a Programming Course using Hybrid Content Delivery, Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, 2009.

C. Brown, Y. Lu, D. Meyer, and M. Johnson, Hybrid Content Delivery: On-Line Lectures and Interactive Lab Assignments, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, 2008.

M. Johnson, V. Anand, T. Bottonari, B. Hermsen, C. Verner, and D. Meyer, Challenges of a First Time SOC Design in an Embedded Systems Design Project Course, European Workshop on Microelectronics Education Conference, 2008.

D. Meyer, M. Johnson, and C. Brown, Tablets for Timely Design Documentation, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference, 2008.

D. Meyer, The Capstone Experience at the Baccalaureate, Masters, and Doctorate Levels, in Designing Better Engineering Education Through Assessment: A Practical Resource for Faculty and Department Chairs on Using Assessment and ABET Criteria to Improve Student Learning, edited by J. Surlin, S. Rajala, and J. Lavelle, Stylus Publishing, Sterling, VA, 2008.

Highlights (2008-2013):

August 2013 – Survey of faculty on current challenges and opportunities related to instructional innovation and professional development in ECE education
 
April 2013 – Organized first annual Instructional Innovation Roundtable, featuring seven presentations from four academic units covering a wide range of topics
 
Fall 2012 – Organized two guest presentations by visitors from UIUC focused on innovations in conceptual understanding and collaborative learning
 
March 2010 – Hosted Jennifer Turns (U. Wash) to discuss e-portfolios
 
Fall 2009 – Contributed to development of ECE Strategic Plan
 
August 2009 – Organized breakout sessions at faculty retreat to brainstorm and share ideas for addressing Engineer of 2020 attributes in ECE courses
 
August 2008 – Organized activity at faculty retreat on effective/ineffective teaching practices

For more information:

Contact EI2G chair, Prof. Brent K. Jesiek, at bjesiek@purdue.edu if you have questions or wish to be included on the EI2G email list.

Last updated: December 2, 2013