ERIC Number: ED368935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
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A Comparison of the Effectiveness between Computer Aided Drafting and the Traditional Drafting Techniques as Methods of Teaching Pictorial and Multiview Drawings.
Kashef, Ali E.
A study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of teaching multiview and pictorial drawing using traditional methods and using computer-aided drafting (CAD). Research used a quasi-experimental design; subjects were 37 full- and part-time undergraduate students in industrial technology or technology education courses. The students were enrolled in two sections of the same drafting course, and both groups were pretested. The control group members were taught the traditional method of drafting, and the experimental group used AutoCAD. Performance tests administered after students had completed 7 weeks of the courses showed no significant difference in either group's ability to do multiview and pictorial drawings. The study recommended that, since CAD is as effective as traditional teaching methods and is the way of the future, this method be used in teaching drafting. (Contains 24 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Nashville, TN, December 1993).