Developing an active learning environment with courseware approach

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Abstract

Using multimedia tools in teaching and enhancing students' learning is of interest to many educators and researchers. Moreover, production of multimedia-based educational software has become a popular trend. Many of these products are basically a combination of text, animation, sounds and video scenes. This paper discusses some of the expected features of multimedia-based educational software and courseware approach that are useful in active learning. The focus of the paper will be on engineering education and we will use our circuits courseware product to illustrate some of the requirements. First, we will present a formal/typical definition of an active learning environment and discuss some of the necessary features of an appropriate courseware product for use in this kind of approach. Next, we will describe the development of our circuits courseware product.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1179-1184
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
Volume3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 27th Annual Conference on Frontiers in Education. Part 3 (of 3) - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Duration: Nov 5 1997Nov 8 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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