ERIC Number: EJ1109521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Multimedia Category Preferences of Working Engineers
Baukal, Charles E., Jr.; Ausburn, Lynna J.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v41 n5 p482-503 2016
Many have argued for the importance of continuing engineering education (CEE), but relatively few recommendations were found in the literature for how to use multimedia technologies to deliver it most effectively. The study reported here addressed this gap by investigating the multimedia category preferences of working engineers. Four categories of multimedia, with two types in each category, were studied: verbal (text and narration), static graphics (drawing and photograph), dynamic non-interactive graphics (animation and video), and dynamic interactive graphics (simulated virtual reality (VR) and photo-real VR). The results showed that working engineers strongly preferred text over narration and somewhat preferred drawing over photograph, animation over video, and simulated VR over photo-real VR. These results suggest that a variety of multimedia types should be used in the instructional design of CEE content.
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Computer Graphics, Instructional Design, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods, Engineering, Animation, Preferences, Freehand Drawing, Photography, Video Technology, Simulation, Course Content, Narration, Verbal Communication, Professional Continuing Education, Questionnaires, Likert Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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