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ERIC Number: ED054385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Pages: 190
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An Experiment Comparing the Effectiveness of Low Cost Instructional Simulation Against High Cost Equipment Utilization in Teaching Numerical Control Principles.
Rummell, Winfield Raymond
This study was designed to investigate the effectiveness of low cost instructional simulation, with numerical control (N/C) used as the subject vehicle. A unit of study was developed that included a detailed list of the behavioral changes which were desired for the students and the instructional materials and procedures deemed necessary for aiding the students in developing these desired behavioral changes. A numerically controlled milling machine was used for the control group and low cost simulation devices were used for the experimental group. The measures taken included the achievement of the basic principles of N/C, performance in writing an N/C part program, and an inventory of the student's attitude toward N/C. Included in the six conclusions, based on a statistical analysis of data, was the general conclusion that simulation is as effective as the utilization of numerically controlled equipment for teaching the basic principles of N/C to students enrolled in undergraduate introductory metal processing courses. (Author/GEB)
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Note: Ed. D. Dissertation, Arizona State University