Work in progress - An empirical study of virtual dissection and student engagement

Marie C. Paretti, Yanfeng Li, Lisa D. McNair, Deborah Moore-Russo, Janis Terpenny

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This paper reports preliminary results from a study of physical and virtual dissection activities. Nine universities are developing virtual dissection tools to supplement and/or replace physical dissections. Student engagement was measured using the Situational Intrinsic Motivational Scale (SIMS). We describe the assessment methodology and preliminary findings. The results highlight the role virtual dissection can play in engaging students in engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4720314
Pages (from-to)T2F17-T2F18
JournalProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event38th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2008 - Saratoga Springs, NY, United States
Duration: Oct 22 2008Oct 25 2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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