Nash meets Van Valkenburg: A game-theoretic approach to effective learning and teaching in engineering

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Abstract

This work uses game-theoretic approaches to understand the strategic behaviors of students and to achieve an effective teaching and evaluation tool for instructors to adapt their instructions to students' behaviors. We propose game-theoretic models to quantitatively investigate two specific education scenarios. One is on the curriculum design and the other is on the inventory-based test design for first-year undergraduate level courses. The game-theoretic approach allows us to consider multiple factors into one model and provides solution concepts from a holistic viewpoint combining sociology, psychology and engineering education. In addition, this work provides a theoretic and quantitative basis for future studies on effective learning and teaching in engineering community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011
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StatePublished - 2011
Event41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011 - Rapid City, SD, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2011Nov 15 2011

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Other41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011
CountryUnited States
CityRapid City, SD
Period10/12/1111/15/11

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Zhu, Q. (2011). Nash meets Van Valkenburg: A game-theoretic approach to effective learning and teaching in engineering. In 41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011 [6142933] https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2011.6142933

Nash meets Van Valkenburg : A game-theoretic approach to effective learning and teaching in engineering. / Zhu, Quanyan.

41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011. 2011. 6142933.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Zhu, Q 2011, Nash meets Van Valkenburg: A game-theoretic approach to effective learning and teaching in engineering. in 41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011., 6142933, 41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011, Rapid City, SD, United States, 10/12/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2011.6142933
Zhu Q. Nash meets Van Valkenburg: A game-theoretic approach to effective learning and teaching in engineering. In 41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011. 2011. 6142933 https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2011.6142933
Zhu, Quanyan. / Nash meets Van Valkenburg : A game-theoretic approach to effective learning and teaching in engineering. 41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011. 2011.
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