This session is part of a four-part series of virtual events designed to equip participants with skills to apply best practices and understanding from current STEM higher-education research literature.
Evidence driven engineering education practices draw on prior research to inform new instructional designs. In this virtual event, we introduce methods to evaluate student learning in the context of new instructional designs. We will take a case based approach to discuss how prior engineering education research can lead to innovative instructional design. We will then introduce participants to a methodology for research-based evaluation of instructional innovation. The methods introduced in this session provide the foundation for the formulation and conduct of the participant-centric engineering educational research experiments that form the core of the next two activities in the series.