Computer-Based Instructional Media for Mechanics of Materials
Computer-based instructional materials offer great potential for engineering education. Using readily available development software, sophisticated graphics and animations can be created to present engineering topics in ways that are not possible within the confines of the traditional textbook and lecture format. This paper presents examples of instructional media developed for the Mechanics of Materials course. These examples include lecture supplements, animated example problems, interactive example problems, interactive instructional learning tools, and games. Using animations, graphics, and interactivity, the instructional media is designed to engage and stimulate students, to effectively explain and illustrate course topics, and to build student problem-solving skills.
T. A. Philpot et al., "Computer-Based Instructional Media for Mechanics of Materials," International Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 862-873, Tempus Publications, Sep 2003.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Business and Information Technology
Keywords and Phrases
Computer-based instructional media; Stress-transformation modules; Animation; Computer applications; Computer programming; Extrapolation; Game theory; Graphic methods; Hardware; Internet; Learning systems; Machine design; Problem solving; Software engineering; StudentsTeaching; Textbooks; Websites; Engineering education
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01 Sep 2003