ERIC Number: ED072977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Self-Instructional Course in Engineering Statics. Final Report.
Alexander, Daniel E.
Reported is the development of a self-instructional course in engineering statics designed for engineering students that has been implemented in several institutions. There are 15 unit modules in the course divided into three different levels. Each unit begins with a description of general objectives. The unit is then divided into several subunits each of which has terminal objectives. A self-assessment test is given after finishing each subunit. After the completion of all subunits in a unit, an achievement test is given to assess the student's grasp of the material in the complete unit. Only pass/fail grades were given on the achievement test. Final letter grades were given on the basis of the number of units covered by each student. The course is aimed at enabling students to learn at their own pace. The 15 units included in the course were Fundamentals, Equilibrium Diagrams, Equilibrium Analysis, Components Superposition Cantilever Beams, Vector Algebra, Friction, Engineering Frames, Non-Coplaner Systems, Equivalent Systems, Trusses, Properties of Surfaces, Energy Methods, Hydrostatics, Beam Diagrams, and Slide Rule. Evaluation of the course was favorable. A description of most units is included in the report. (PS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.