Archive for July, 2018

The EnLIGHTening Quilt

by Fay Shaw, Post Doctoral Research Associate

In the Spring 2018 semester, students in the Child Development course, Children & New Technology (CD114), collaboratively created a quilt for the Eliot-Pearson Early Childhood Makerspace. The goal of the course was to explore ways to better integrate technology into learning environments, such as makerspaces. The interdisciplinary course focused on developmental learning and design theories while also exploring the impact of computer programming, virtual communities, computer games, social media, and other digital technologies in the lives of young people. Students applied their theoretical knowledge and designed a new technology for young children in collaboration with a team of engineers.


Continue Reading July 31, 2018 at 8:30 pm Leave a comment

Learning Conceptual Knowledge Through Homework

by Jessica Swenson

The inspiration for my dissertation came from two sources: personal experience as an engineering student and courses developed at the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach. As an undergraduate engineering student, I did everything a “good” student should. I went to class everyday, attended optional recitations, went to office hours, and completed every problem set. I worked with friends and classmates on all assigned work like faculty told us to during orientation and in classes. Yet, I had this gut feeling I didn’t understand everything, and my exam scores reflected that feeling. One of the reasons I chose to attend graduate school was to understand why I had that gut feeling, and to ask how other students could be enabled to build deeper understanding in their core engineering courses.

Continue Reading July 26, 2018 at 12:39 pm 1 comment

CEEO papers presented at ASEE

By Samantha Leong

IMG_1586 (1)Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) graduate students and faculty attended the 2018 Annual American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference this June 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. We were excited to have four conference papers accepted this year. ASEE continues to be an important part of sharing the research done by CEEO and to share our work with like-minded thinkers in the Engineering Education Community. Please read below to learn more about the work we presented at ASEE 2018.


Continue Reading July 16, 2018 at 4:02 pm Leave a comment


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