Professor of Computer Engineering and Computer Science, Ohio Northern University
Dr. John K. Estell is Professor of Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Ohio Northern University, where he teaches first-year programming, user interface design, and gamification courses. He earned his BSCSE in computer science and engineering from The University of Toledo and both his MS and PhD in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He believes that effective learning occurs when students are provided with active, hands-on experiences that tie real-world practice with theory. Much of his current research involves design education pedagogy, including developing rubrics for formative assessment of client-student interactions, creating models illustrating the various sources of design constraints, and applying the entrepreneurial mindset to first-year programming projects involving educational software applications. Prior research includes streamlining outcomes assessment processes via reporting tools and methodologies, such as the Faculty Course Assessment Report (FCAR) and vector-based performance heuristics. Service to others plays a large role in his life, including being a commissioner and Executive Committee member of the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, a co-founder and Vice President of The Pledge of the Computing Professional, and Chair of the First-Year Programs Division of ASEE. John is an ASEE Fellow, a senior member of IEEE, and a member of ACM.
The revised Criteria for Accrediting Computing Programs will be fully effective for site visits from 2019 onwards. What does this mean for your computing program(s)? This interactive session is part of the efforts of the CAC to inform both its programs and its volunteers about the recent changes made to the criteria and how these […]
With the implementation of ABET Student Outcomes 1-7, programs will be looking for ways to incorporate the new requirements. KEEN (Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network) has available modules with associated assessment instruments that address several of the new design, project management, and communication requirements. Attendees will be introduced to the modules, and possibilities for using the […]