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International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education Vol. 12, No. 2 (April 2016) pp. 1–13
The paper reports a research study aimed at investigating the appeal and pedagogical efficacy of animated teaching avatars. Specifically, the goal of the study was to determine whether animated characters could be effective and engaging teachers in...
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 44, No. 4 (2016) pp. 430–449
We describe the development and evaluation of a virtual steel sculpture for engineering education. A good connection design requires the engineer to have a solid understanding of the mechanics and steel behavior. To help students better understand...
Realistic versus Schematic Interactive Visualizations for Learning Surveying Practices: A Comparative Study
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education Vol. 10, No. 2 (April 2014) pp. 62–74
Many benefits have been claimed for visualizations, a general assumption being that learning is facilitated. However, several researchers argue that little is known about the cognitive value of graphical representations, be they schematic...
A Virtual Embedded Microcontroller Laboratory for Undergraduate Education: Development and Evaluation
Engineering Design Graphics Journal Vol. 74, No. 3 (2010) pp. 1–12
Laboratory instruction is a major component of the engineering and technology undergraduate curricula. Traditional laboratory instruction is hampered by several factors including limited access to resources by students and high laboratory...
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 33, No. 3 (July 2005) pp. 241–257
We present a new highly interactive computer animation tool to increase the mathematical skills of deaf children. We aim at increasing the effectiveness of (hearing) parents in teaching arithmetic to their deaf children, and the opportunity of deaf...