Implementing multimedia resources in online learning and its effect on student understanding

Yousif, B. F. and Basson, Marita and Hobohm, Carola (2012) Implementing multimedia resources in online learning and its effect on student understanding. In: AaeE 2012: The Profession of Engineering Education: Advancing Teaching, Research and Careers, 3-5 Dec 2012, Melbourne, Australia.

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The Engineering Materials course is one of the common subjects for first year engineering students and provided the ideal opportunity for this study due to the large class size and the presence of certain traditionally complex concepts. Based on the data collected by four international universities, most engineering students face problems in understanding complex topics in the Engineering Materials course, for example, atomic bonds, the binary phase diagram, and the microstructure of materials. It is argued here that introducing multimedia resources and visualization tools such as animations, videos, photos, inking and sketching in teaching could enhance students' understanding of both threshold concepts and complex knowledge.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2013 23:16
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 06:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: first year engineering students; multimedia resources; materials engineering
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies

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