Animation and three-dimensional rendering software offers exciting new capabilities that can enhance engineering instructional material. Using these software tools, instructional media can escape the static two-dimensional confines of the printed page or the classroom blackboard. This work-in-progress describes a project to develop instructional material for a Mechanics of Materials course. The paper presents examples of instructional animations, discusses software development tools used to create the animations and discusses early student reaction to the multimedia presentations
T. A. Philpot, "Using Flash Animations and 3D Rendering to Increase the Effectiveness of Instructional Software," Proceedings of the 31st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference (2001, Reno, NV), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 2001.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2001.964036
31st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference (2001, Reno, NV)
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Animation; Instructional Software; Macromedia Flash; Three-Dimensional Rendering
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