ERIC Number: EJ554206
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Construction of a Virtual Reality Learning Environment for Teaching Structural Analysis.
Chou, Chien; Hsu, Hsieh-Lung; Yao, Yu-Seng
Computer Applications in Engineering Education, v5 n4 p223-30 1997
Although structural analysis is a fundamental subject in civil engineering, its abstract concepts and the difficulty in visualizing them pose problems for students. This article examines the application of virtual reality (VR) to civil engineering. Describes the design, development, and evaluation of a VR-based learning center for a structural analysis curriculum. Suggests ways to optimize learning. (PEN)
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, Computer Software Development, Computer Software Evaluation, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Learning, Learning Centers (Classroom), Scientific Concepts, Structural Analysis (Science), Virtual Reality, Visualization
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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