ERIC Number: ED449021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Learning about Trusses with Multimedia.
Holzer, Siegfried M.; Andruet, Raul H.
The researchers are developing a learning environment in the subject area of statics that includes physical models, interactive multimedia, traditional pencil-and-paper activities, and cooperative learning in the framework of experiential learning (Kolb, 1984). They are using Authorware Professional to construct the multimedia program. The researchers taught a section of statics in this format, which now includes topics from mechanics of materials, for the third time in the fall of 1997 to students in architecture. This paper describes briefly the learning environment (Holzer and Andruet, 1998) and illustrates how students are guided to learn about trusses. Twenty-three figures from the multimedia program make up the majority of the document. (Author/SAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Conference on Engineering Education (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 17-20, 1998). Figures may not reproduce well. Funding given to SUCCEED, a coalition of eight schools and colleges working ot enhance engineering education.