Title

Assessment of Engineering Mechanics Instructional Multimedia in a Variety of Instructional Settings

Abstract

Students from ten schools, representing seven countries, used interactive multimedia as a part of their engineering statics classes. The software consisted of four modules, which focused on: Mohr's Circle; Centroid and Moment of Inertia; Stress Transformation; and Structural Analysis. The students completed on-line surveys about their experience with the software. Analysis of the results indicated that students rated their knowledge of the subject matter covered in the software as increasing significantly as a consequence of using the software. However, this increase was substantially more pronounced for students in U.S. schools. Students rated the software as significantly more effective than their class textbooks, and, again, this effect was substantially stronger for students in the U.S. The analyses also indicated that the software differed little in its impact on males versus females. Ratings on a number of additional outcomes were consistently positive with respect to student opinions of the software.

Meeting Name

2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition

Department(s)

Business and Information Technology

Sponsor(s)

United States. Department of Education

Keywords and Phrases

Engineering Education

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Interactive multimedia
Statistics

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), All rights reserved.


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