MoLE-SI (Mobile Learning Environment and Systems Infrastructure) has been active in Chemical Engineering since 2009. This project has been primarily spearheaded by Dr. Pedro Arce, Chairman of Chemical Engineering Department; and Marbin Pazos-Revilla, the Technology Specialist for the College of Engineering, in close collaboration with the ChemE faculty/staff and the Dean’s office of the College of Engineering. MoLE-SI has shown to impact students’ active learning abilities and provides a mobile, dynamic, and collaborative environment for instruction, where engineering software can be accessed remotely on-demand.
Based on its own success story in Chemical Engineering, the College of Engineering (CoE) coordinated a collaborative effort with other colleges including the College of Education and the College of Business, as well as other departments within the CoE in order to test and expand the use of this new innovative instruction model, as it is depicted in the figure below. This innovative and collaborative multi-college effort resulted in the funding of the current MoLE-SI III pilot project, which is currently in its implementation phase.