Work in progress - Creating expert systems in engineering education

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Abstract

This study presented a model of constructing expert system knowledge base for an undergraduate computer networking class. This model included (1) identifying a suitable problem, (2) defining the problem domain, (3) specifying goals or solutions, (4) specifying problem attributes and values, (5) generating rules and examples, and (6) selecting the right tool. In addition, the effectiveness of this problem-based learning approach was verified by an experimental study. Results indicated that students creating their own expert decision-making system based on IF-THEN rules achieved significantly higher scores than students guided by an expert system already developed by experts (F=5.042, p< .05) when they were solving story problems. The same instructional technology can be applied to other disciplines that focus on teaching engineering problem solving.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationImagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 18 2009Oct 21 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period10/18/0910/21/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Chen, W. F. (2009). Work in progress - Creating expert systems in engineering education. In 39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009 [5350809] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2009.5350809