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ERIC Number: ED445934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Pages: 6
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Learning Stress Distribution in Soils Using a Digital Multimedia Tool.
da Silva Ferreira, Ronaldo
The available technologies of microcomputers and international communication - Internet, are powerful sources for the Teaching and Learning Process. Undergraduate courses can take advantage of these resources to help students and teachers in the classroom. Thinking on this the Project REESC - Reengineering of Engineering Education in Santa Catarina - was approved. This one-year project has involved six universities of the State, with thirty-four sub-projects dealing with most of the engineering knowledge areas This article presents the sub-project dealing with geotechnical engineering. After some considerations about the learning process in the 21st Century the package MECSOLOS is presented. The software makes use of text, images, graphical illustrations and animation to help students learning by themselves the concept of Stress Distribution in Soils. After that, an experimental application of this software to five Universities in Santa Catarina is presented. Following, some advantages and disadvantages of this computer based learning tool are commented. Finally, some conclusions are drawn placing emphasis in the change of the professor-students relationship that will occur in the years to come. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil