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.
T. A. Philpot and R. H. Hall, "Comprehensive Evaluation of Animated Instructional Software for Mechanics of Materials," Proceedings of the 34th Annual Frontiers in Education, FIE 2004 (2004, Savannah, GA), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 2004.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2004.1408753
34th Annual Frontiers in Education, FIE 2004 (2004: Oct. 20-23, Savannah, GA)
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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
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