Abstract

During the past three years, the Basic Engineering Department at the University of Missouri--Rolla has been developing a second-generation suite of instructional software called MecMovies for the mechanics of materials course. In the Fall 2003 semester, MecMovies was integrated into assignments throughout the entire semester for one of the six UMR mechanics of materials sections. This paper presents a comparison of student performance in the experimental section with student performance in five control sections along with discussion of student qualitative ratings and comments.

Meeting Name

34th Annual Frontiers in Education, FIE 2004 (2004: Oct. 20-23, Savannah, GA)

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Second Department

Business and Information Technology

Keywords and Phrases

Basic Engineering Department; MecMovies; University of Missouri--Rolla; Animated Instructional Software; Computer Aided Instruction; Computer Animation; Educational Courses; Educational Institutions; Mechanical Engineering; Mechanics of Materials Course; Second-generation Suite

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0190-5848

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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