Train the trainer video for problem solving using project teams

Michael Marcus

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Students from Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs should be able to work together as members of Project Teams to find solutions to technical problems. The objective of this session is to show sections of a professionally produced "Train the Trainer" videotape using students from Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technology Programs working together on project teams to solve technical problems. This video will show the teaching methodology for collaborative learning including: writing specifications, brainstorming, solution evaluation, sketching, and testing of solutions. Students worked together as members of project teams to find solutions to an actual electromechanical design problem using a hematology analyzer from industry. This videotape of student teams is edited and PowerPoint slides are inserted outlining the step by step procedure; students also write papers for this project. As a Senior Project Engineer with 14 years experience in industry managing project teams consisting of other Engineers and Technicians, finding new Engineers and Technicians to hire with project team training was important. Also under the ABET guidelines, teaching collaborative problem solving is recommended. This method can be used in any number of technology courses and will help the student prepare for problem solving and working in a team environment. Attendees willing to use this video and participate in a research survey will be given a free copy of the video.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10699-10705
Number of pages7
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Event2001 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Peppers, Papers, Pueblos and Professors - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2001Jun 27 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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