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.
R. E. Flori, "Computer-Aided Instruction in Dynamics: Does It Improve Learning?," Proceedings of the 24th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference (1994, San Jose, CA), pp. 77-81, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Nov 1994.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/FIE.1994.580473
24th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference (1994: Nov. 2-6, San Jose, CA)
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Cognitive systems; Computer software; Computer vision; Engineering education; Interfaces (computer); Problem solving; Societies and institutions; Technology; Basic engineering software; Cognitive impact; Constructivism; Learning device; Teaching dynamics; Computer aided instruction
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