SEPTEMBER 2021Received 2021 USF Outstanding Research Achievements Award Presented a gallery walk paper on comparing online flipped classroom with and without adaptive learning. Clark, A. Kaw, A. Yalcin, “Did Online Flipped Learning Improve Through Pre-class Adaptive Lessons?”, CIRCLS’21 Convening, September 14-15, 2021.
JUNE 2021Attended the IUSE conference, “AAAS-IUSE SUMMER LABS Catalyzing inclusive, transformative undergraduate STEM education”, June 2021, June 3 – June 29, 2021. Presented the simulations for Numerical Methods during project office hours.
JANUARY 2021Became certified to teach online through USF OIC which is a fully online four-week certification preparing USF instructors to teach online.
Representing the College of Engineering in USF Faculty Champions to Force to facilitate Faculty Professional Development for Instruction and Learning Excellence
An article related to the NSF grant, “New Grant Uses AI to Enhance Remote Instruction“, USF College of Engineering News Room.
July 1, 2020
Received a three-year NSF grant as a lead-PI on “Transforming Undergraduate Engineering Education through Adaptive Learning and Student Data Analytics”
JUNE 24, 2020
March 24, 2020
Webinar on Research on Flipped Classrooms in Higher Education for the Florida Distance Learning Research Consortium. The video presentation is here.
JANUARY 7, 2020
Keynote speaker at 2020 ISFT Conference. The topic was “A Framework for Including Multiple Pedagogies for STEM Education”
Published a paper on Adaptive Learning in Blended Classrooms. Adaptive Learning in a Numerical Methods Course for Engineers: Evaluation in Blended and Flipped Classrooms,” Computer Applications in Engineering Education, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 62-79, 2020, doi: 10.1002/cae.22175
JULY 18, 2019
Mentioned in Chronicle of Higher Education about the online program we developed for analyzing multiple-choice tests. Learn how to use it – simply have a file that consists of responses and a file that has the key.
JULY 18, 2019
Gave an invited presentation at Course Hero headquarters on “How Effective is the Flipped Classroom?”, at the 2019 Education Summit in Redwood City, CA.
JUNE 18, 2019
Gave an invited ASEE Mechanics Division Banquet speech at the annual ASEE conference in Tampa. The title was “Solution to the Paradox of Choices, Lecturing, Blended, Flipped…
JUNE 17, 2019
Presented a poster “Integrating Adaptive Learning Lessons in a Flipped STEM Course: Development, Learning Gains, and Data Analytics” during the NSF Grantees Poster Session, ASEE Annual Exposition and Conference, Tampa, FL, June 16-19, 2019.
MAY 29, 2019
Conducted a workshop on “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning”, An ADE2 Workshop Series, University of South Florida, Tampa.
MAY 23, 2019
Published a paper – Renee Clark, Autar Kaw, “Benefits of adaptive lessons for pre-class preparation in a flipped numerical methods course“, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, (online).
Published a paper – A. Kaw, R. Clark, E. Delgado, N. Abate, “Analyzing the Use of Adaptive Learning in a Flipped Classroom for Pre-Class Learning“, Computer Applications in Engineering Educations, Vol. 27, pp. 663‐ 678, 2019.
The use of Smart Sparrow in a Numerical Methods class is demoed at the Smart Sparrow Discover website. Link
Founding member of USF College of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Engineering Educators. Link
JULY 8 – JULY 25, 2018
Fulbright specialist at UTP, Malaysia. Follow the 18-day diary
JUNE 25, 2018
Presented an NSF Grantees poster on “Do Adaptive Lessons for Pre-Class Experience Improve Flipped Learning?” at the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
JUNE 25, 2018
Dinner speech on “Journey of an Open Courseware” at the Mechanical Engineering Division Convivium, American Society of Engineering Education Conference & Exposition.
JUNE 25, 2018
Awarded 2017-18 Ralph Coats Roe Award from Mechanical Engineering Division of American Society of Engineering Education.
March 4, 2018
Led a workshop on “Adaptive Learning: Background, Applications and Lesson Building” at the ASEE-SE Conference in Daytona Beach, FL.
March 5, 2018
Gave a presentation on “Adaptive Lessons for Pre-Class Preparation for Flipped Classroom” at the ASEE-SE Conference in Daytona Beach, FL. Link to Abstract
Published a paper on comparing flipped and blended classroom based on one course taught at three different schools. Link to Abstract and Full Article.
Published a paper in Composites: Part A on “Transverse shear modulus of unidirectional composites with voids estimated by the multiple-cells model” Link to Full Text
June 25, 2017
Presented a final paper of our Flipped Grant – “Blended vs. Flipped Teaching: One Course – Three Engineering Schools”, at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition in Columbus, OH Link to Full Text
March 10-11, 2017
Participated in a TPSE Chairs+1 meeting at University of Maryland College Park campus and led an invited workshop on How to Increase Cognitive and Affective Gains in Student Performance (Link to Slides)
March 2-5, 2017
Led a workshop on flipped classrooms, attended a workshop on Active Learning, and chaired a session on professional practice at the ASEE Zone 2 Conference, San Juan, PR.
January 5-7, 2017
Gave a TED style talk on Genesis of an Open Courseware followed by a panel discussion on Yearn to Earn and Learn at BITSAA Global Meet 2017 in Dubai, UAE.
December 4, 2016
Co-authored an article on Comparing the Effectiveness of Blended, Semi-Flipped, and Flipped Formats in an Engineering Numerical Methods Course in ASEE Advances in Engineering Education Fall 2016 | Volume 5 | Issue 3. Link to Full Text
December 1, 2016
Co-guest edited a special issue of ASEE Advances in Engineering Education on Flipped Classrooms in STEM. Link to Full Text
October 1, 2016
Received a two-year grant from NSF with Co-PI Mary Besterfield-Sacre of the University of Pittsburgh on improving flipped classroom via adaptive learning. Link to Award Summary.
September 19, 2016
Released a MOOC for a course in Numerical Methods – Part 2 of 2 on CANVAS platform.
June 28, 2016
Presented a paper on the development of a concept inventory for Numerical Methods at the 2016 ASEE Conference and Exposition. Link to Full Text
April 28, 2016
Presented a poster on implementation, assessment, and challenges of the flipped classroom at the AAAS symposium. Link to Poster
April 4, 2016
Released a MOOC for a course in Numerical Methods – Part 1 of 2 on CANVAS platform.
March 8, 2016
Presented a poster on metacognition at the 2016 USF Celebration of Teaching. This document from Depaul University was helpful to the visitors.
January 18, 2016
Gave a keynote speech on learning strategies at the ISFT 2016 Conference in New Delhi, India. Link to Article
August 3, 2015
Conducted a workshop on a “Case Study of Flipped Class” for faculty from King Saud University at USF ATLE.
June 15, 2015
We presented an NSF Sponsored poster presentation at 2015 ASEE Conference and Exposition on How Do You Like Your Course – Semi-Flipped or Flipped? (Link to Abstract and Full Link)
April 12, 2015
Conducted a workshop on how to use the flipped class to teach effectively (Link to Slides)
Guest co-editing for ASEE AEE Journal Special Issue on Flipped Classrooms in STEM (Link to Announcement)
Collaborating with LearNERDs on Bite Size Engineering Challenges
A journal paper has been printed on Comparing Different Formats of a Final Exam for a Numerical Methods Course in the International Journal of Engineering Education. (Link to Abstract and Full Text)
November 11, 2014
October 31, 2014
June 16, 2014
Presented a poster at the annual ASEE conference on “Are Multiple Choice Questions Suitable for a Final Examination in a STEM course?” Link to Poster
May 13, 2014
Wrote an article for Chronicle Vitae: Let’s Meet in the Middle – a Case for Universal Design Learning Link to Full Article
May 5, 2014
Keynote Speaker: UCF Summer Conference: Evidence-Based Classroom Strategies.
May 5, 2014
Q&A session on funding STEM Education Research, UCF Summer Conference
April 10, 2014
March 31, 2014
Presented a Talk on Best Practices of a Flipped Classroom at the 2014 ASEE-SE Conference, Gainesville, FL.
January 8, 2014
Wrote an article for Chronicle Vitae: The Case Against Multitasking Link to Full Article
Quoted in ASEE Prism on “Step Online in Style” Link to Full Article
October 29, 2013
Speaker/Panelist on “Limits of Online Learning” in National Academy of Engineers (NAE) sponsored Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium Link to Participants
September 30, 2013
Fox News Channel 13 profiled use of clickers in class
September 25, 2013
Autar Kaw gives a keynote speech and serves as a panelist on innovations in education at the 2013 WEEF conference in Cartagena, Colombia.
September 4, 2013
Autar Kaw leads with co-investigators from the Arizona State University, the Alabama A&M University, and the University of Pittsburgh to study flipped STEM courses at college level via NSF grant. Link to Announcement
September 2, 2013
Autar Kaw Interview with Mail Today, an Indian Tabloid. Link to Full Text
August 6 – 8, 2013
July 25 – 26, 2013
Autar Kaw Conducts a Workshop on Pragmatic Strategies of Teaching in University of Del Norte, Colombia. Link to Article
May 31, 2013
Autar Kaw Offers His First MOOC on Numerical Methods on Udemy Link to the MOOC site
Autar Kaw gives views about MOOCs Link to Article
May 10, 2013
May 3, 2013
Autar Kaw Named Recipient of Kosove Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Service Award Link to Professorship
April 30, 2013
Florida Senate Adopts Resolution to Recognize Autar Kaw: Link to Resolution
April 21, 2013
Kaw receives USF Phi Kappa Phi Artist-Scholar Award
April 15, 2013
Kaw receives USF Outstanding Faculty Award Link to Article
April 3, 2013
March 11-20, 2013
Taught a numerical methods course at University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt Link to Article
February 12, 2013
January 28, 2013
Interview with the U.S. Professor of Year on Bay News 9. Link to Article
January 28, 2013
January 17, 2013
Florida Board of Governors Recognize Autar Kaw’s Teaching Link to Recognition
January 17, 2013
NSF Discoveries covers Holistic Numerical Methods Open Education Resource: One Click Away: Online Course Ware Promotes Free Access to Math Instruction. Link to Article
December 15, 2012
Gave the keynote speech at the Ring Ceremony for the Fall 2012 Graduates. Read speech. Link to Transcript
December 13, 2012
Recognized by Board of Trustees of the University of South Florida.
November 15, 2012
Received National 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year Award from the Council of Advancement and Support of Education & Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Was quoted in an ASEE Prism article on “COVER STORY: BOLD EXPERIMENT Universities face new competition as elite schools offer course certificates to the online masses” by Beryl Benderly and in the From The Editor section.
June 10, 2012
Presented a paper “A Holistic View on History, Development, Assessment, And Future of an Open Courseware in Numerical Methods” at the 2012 ASEE Conference in San Antonio, TX. The paper was presented in the “Best of Computers in Education” session. The paper was also published by the ASEE Computers in Education Journal.
February 23, 2012
Gave an invited seminar to the College of Engineering at the University of Miami on the Numerical Methods Open Courseware.
February 23, 2012
University of Miami External Advisory Board evaluation visit for a National Science Foundation CCLI Type2 grant on “Collaborative Development and Application of Distributable, Internet Accessible, Interactive Medical Imaging Teaching Software and Dynamic Tracking System“.
Was quoted in an ASEE Prism article on “24/7 Tutor” by Thomas Grose. Link to Full Article.
September 29, 2011
Autar Kaw’s graduate student Daniel Miller was profiled in USF News about Patenting Body Armor. Link to Full Article
September 6, 2011
Gave an invited seminar to the Mathematics Department of the University of Nevada, Reno on the Numerical Methods Open Courseware.
Autar Kaw profiled in ASEE Prism Magazine for Outstanding Teaching: “A Standout in Class and Online”. Link to Article
July 22, 2011
Autar Kaw was profiled for the Adopt-A-Textbook and Facebook Textbook Exchange Program at the Textbook Affordability Program webpage at USF (Read Article) and in Tampa Tribune blog.
June 29, 2011
Autar Kaw received the 2011 ASEE National Outstanding Teaching Medal. Link to Award Announcement