The impact of Mastering Engineering on student learning of key concepts in strength of materials has been assessed in this study by comparing homework and examination grades received by students who used Mastering to those from prior years when it was not used. Student perceptions of the effectiveness of Mastering for helping promote learning were obtained through weekly surveys that students completed about their use of the tutorials and videos. In addition, student ratings of teaching effectiveness and the accomplishment of course learning outcomes were evaluated to see if there were any impacts on student perceptions of the course. From all of these evaluations, an assessment is made concerning the educational benefits of using Mastering Engineering in a strength of materials course.

Date of creation, presentation, or exhibit

Summer 6-27-2017


Presented at the 2017 Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Educations, Columbus, OH, June 25-28, 2017

Document Type

Conference Paper

Department, Program, or Center

Civil Engineering Technology Environmental Management and Safety (CAST)


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