Abstract

Since 1992, the authors have been developing and testing BEST Dynamics software (Basic Engineering Software for Teaching Dynamics) with the goal of transforming how engineering dynamics is taught at the University of Missouri-Rolla, USA. This paper introduces the "BEST" Dynamics and its classroom implementation, raises questions concerning the cognitive impact of the software, attempts to classify the type of learning environment used in BEST Dynamics, and gives some new directions that are being taken based on the authors'' observations and experiences.

Meeting Name

24th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference (1994: Nov. 2-6, San Jose, CA)

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

BEST; Classroom; Cognitive Impact; Computer-Aided Instruction; Engineering Dynamics; Engineering Education; Engineering Software; Learning; Teaching; University

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

0-7803-2413-7

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0190-5848

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1994 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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