Flipping a Fluid Mechanics Course with Adaptive Learning Software
Fluid Mechanics I (ME 311) is the last course in the engineering mechanics sequence (statics, dynamics, fluids) which is required by both mechanical and civil engineering majors. Like statics and dynamics, ME 311 is characterized by high enrollment and high repeat rates - since Fall 2007, approximately one-third of ME 311 students have received repeatable grades (W, D or F), with another third receiving C’s. This project resulted in the creation of various supplemental materials including modular video tutorials, recorded in-class lectures, and the curation of videos that demonstrate fluid mechanics concepts. McGraw-Hill's Connect platform was used to provide an environment where students could perform self-assessment and remediation while reading the textbook.