Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many faculty have been asked to move their courses online with very short notice. Last year during the polar vortex I experimented with making lecture videos with PowerPoint. I have now updated the process again for the videos I am creating this year. The process is efficient and I think it meets ADA requirements for captions. The videos are not perfect but they convey the material clearly and are pretty good given the circumstances.
Read more: Creating Video Lectures Quickly
During my dissertation, I surveyed control systems faculty, laboratory staff, and industry professionals to determine common aspects of undergraduate control systems instructional laboratories. Through two different survey techniques, I defined the most common learning objectives, concepts, and components of a laboratory apparatus. The results of this study were recently published in IEEE Transactions on Education. The full paper can be downloaded from IEEE Explore.
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This year I decided to partcipate in the "Letter to my Young Self" project sponsored by the Science Club for Girls in Massachusetts.
Dear Becky (age 10),
You will go to a lot of interesting places that you cannot even imagine right now if you use your strengths and passions.
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Instead of a New Year’s Resolution, leadership coach and teacher Ginny Wilson-Peters selects a word to focus on for the year. It has become an annual tradition for her; this year I’ve decided to do the same. My word for 2012 is passion. I chose passion as my word for 2012, because I want refocus my time on my passions: controls and learning.
Read more: My Word for 2012
The MATLAB and Simulink files for my motor control lab kit is available on GitHub.
The instructions for experiments using my motor control lab kit is available on GitHub.