Proceedings IEEE 1st International Conference on Multi Media Engineering Education

6-8 July 1994

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  • X windows on the world-designing a CBL tutorial environment

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):177 - 185
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    The paper describes a system which uses an X Windows environment to provide computer-based learning. The system can provide tuition to and assessment for small groups of students. Hence it overcomes some of the problems associated with the provision of small group tuition and the marking of assignments. In addition to relieving tutors from some of their duties we explain how we have taken advantag... View full abstract»

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  • A tutorial-simulation approach to undergraduate student learning in manufacturing planning and control

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):172 - 176
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    Undergraduate learning programs in manufacturing planning and control should develop an understanding of the dynamic and cross-functional nature of the activities which are involved and the skills required to deal with these issues. Computer assisted learning using a tutorial-simulation approach provides an effective way of achieving this. The paper outlines an approach to relating the design to t... View full abstract»

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  • An online engineering materials tutorial system

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):124 - 132
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    A PC based system that functions as an online materials tutorial system is described. The package, managed by a file server on a Novell network, includes (a) database of engineering material type questions, (b) a commercial materials database from which students seek their answers and (c) a student answer recording system. The package can be used for both self tutoring purposes and for testing stu... View full abstract»

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  • The development of interactive tutorials for introductory circuits

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):108 - 114
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    The use of personal computers is investigated for the development of computer software for teaching/learning in the form of interactive tutorials for introductory-level electrical circuits. Formatting of presentation material as well as computer "look and feel" are addressed. The use of the tutorials or portions of tutorial material for lecture presentation is discussed. The preparation of tutoria... View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 1994
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  • A cost effective interactive multimedia system for electrical undergraduate laboratory sessions

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):219 - 224
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    The paper first addresses the importance of laboratory sessions in engineering education and then describes the existing problems in Hong Kong due to the limitation in time, space and equipment. Such problems may result in accidents during the laboratory sessions. Multimedia produces a good means of briefing the students before the experiments are carried out and it not only replaces the conventio... View full abstract»

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  • Application of the problem-oriented teaching technique in a training simulator

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):225 - 230
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    The preparation and training of power system dispatchers with the aid of a training simulator combining the problem-oriented teaching technique are described. The training simulator discussed belongs to a class of programmable simulators and contains a set of training procedures dealing with the most important emergency situation which is the characteristic conditions in bulk power systems. Using ... View full abstract»

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  • Using a computer model to assist in teaching the interaction between land use, transport and the environment

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):231 - 239
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    Knowledge of the interaction between land use, transport and the environment is fundamental in understanding the impact of transport on cities' environment. Many students do not fully understand the complexities of this interaction. Traditional lectures and tutorials alone do not do justice to the level of interaction and a more interactive educational approach is required. This paper discusses an... View full abstract»

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  • Multi-media in an electromagnetics laboratory

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):333 - 338
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    This paper describes the use of multi-media in developing modules for an electromagnetics laboratory. Through the use of video and computer graphics visualisations of the invisible fields that are the object of study in the course are presented to the students in a manner that they find enjoyable and that greatly aids their understanding of the topic. The computers that can display and create thes... View full abstract»

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  • The development of ten computer based training products for electrical and electronic engineering

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):240 - 243
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    Under the title Continuing Electrical Engineering Education-Computer Based Training a project was developed in 1993/94 by nine European partners from Portugal, The Netherlands and Belgium. The project, funded by the European Union through the EUROFORM Programme, has as its main objective the development of ten experimental CBT products in the area of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, aimed at... View full abstract»

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  • A self learning package in an analytical course

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):339 - 346
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    This paper is about a `self-learning package' and its effectiveness in the teaching of an analytical course. The package consists of a video and a set of hand-outs with `gaps' which the students fill during the pauses in the video. It was used in a normal lecture slot for year 2 mechanical engineering undergraduates at Canterbury. The students have responded positively. The author believes that si... View full abstract»

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  • Meeting several goals with one interactive multimedia project

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):244 - 248
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    This paper presents a project aimed at solving several of the problems normally present when new computer applications should be introduced into education. Undergraduate, post graduate and teacher problems are discussed. The interactive multimedia program is described in some detail and the use of the resulting application is presented View full abstract»

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  • Computer aided power system analysis and design

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):347 - 353
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    With the increasing complexity of electrical power systems, the need for accurate tools for their design, planning and operation become a necessity. This paper investigates the appropriate design tools for analysing complicated energy system configurations under different contingencies in order to cope with the challenges. Education and training using these tools requires familiarisation with soft... View full abstract»

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  • Computer based individualised assignment system

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):249 - 254
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    A key component of the learning process in most engineering subjects is the solution and submission of set problems (assignment) followed by quick and accurate assessment and feedback. However, there are difficulties that can cripple the teaching, learning and assessment process, especially in very large classes. A new computer based system of individualised assignments is presented with details o... View full abstract»

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  • Interacting with multimedia in physics lectures

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):312 - 318
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    Lecture theatres in many universities are commonly being set up with multimedia facilities: on-line computers, colour video projection, audio-visual facilities. How can these facilities be effectively used to enhance lectures and engage students more deeply in their learning? Does a lecturer need to learn new lecturing skills and leave behind years of lecturing habits? The paper addresses the issu... View full abstract»

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  • Computer aided teaching in teacher training

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):355 - 359
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    The education of teachers must be adapted to present technology. In this paper a course in Computer Aided Teaching is discussed and described. The contents of the course, its relation to other disciplines, and implications for the future are made View full abstract»

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  • A computer assisted learning package for sequential control

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):256 - 262
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    This paper describes a Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) package for the topic of sequential control. This is written in HyperCard and uses various animation programs. The novelty of the package lies in the animation of electrical circuits to show step by step the functioning of a sequential control circuit. This is also linked to animations of the mechanical systems they control. Students are thus... View full abstract»

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  • A multimedia program for teaching structural design

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):449 - 452
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    Recently, interactive multimedia has been introduced in many institutions to improve the quality of teaching and learning. Using new authoring computer programs, graphics and sound can now be integrated into tutorial packages. The Hypercard tutorial package “MUBEAM” was developed by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Melbourne to teach flexural d... View full abstract»

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  • Musical education in hypermedia environment

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):392 - 397
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    Describes the current status of musical education in Hong Kong and its associated problems. The relationship between music and computers is then addressed. The objective of this project is to build up a system that can serve two purposes: educating beginners in fundamental musical theory and skill, and guiding musicians into the world of computer music, which can be considered a new field of engin... View full abstract»

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  • Incorporating software tools in electrical engineering laboratory experiments-an example

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):319 - 328
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    The advantages of incorporating software tools, other than simulation packages, in electrical engineering laboratory experiments are discussed. This approach supports the prerequisite lecture material and allows study and understanding of some practical issues which are best handled through a laboratory experiment. It is also shown that only through software can feedback be easily integrated in th... View full abstract»

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  • Self-directed learning of mechanical design with multimedia

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):360 - 366
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    This paper describes the use of multimedia techniques to assist and encourage students towards self-directed learning. The paper presents an application of multimedia techniques within a mechanical engineering design context through the development of a computer aided tutorial. The tutorial is not intended to replace lectures or traditional teaching methods but to supplement them. At this stage, t... View full abstract»

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  • Graphical simulation for electronics lectures

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):263 - 269
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    A series of simulation and demonstration programs have been written using the Microsoft Windows operating system to illustrate various topics in electronics and circuit theory. Traditional chalk board or overhead projection methods have proved impractical in material such as the simulation of diode junction effects, or inflexible in demonstrations such as the synthesis of Bode plot approximations.... View full abstract»

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  • From pencil and paper to silicon graphics: converting to solid-modelling computer graphics in engineering design courses

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):166 - 171
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    The paper provides an evaluative study of the impact of the Pro/ENGINEER designer's package on learning outcomes in a first year mechanical engineering design subject. It is concluded that such packages can be used successfully to replace traditional pencil-and-paper approaches, and that their impact will be to change the way spatial concepts and visualisation are taught and developed View full abstract»

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  • Multi-media computer based teaching-a case study

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):398 - 402
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    In an effort to prepare teaching material that is both factual and interesting, use has been made of today's computer technology to provide dynamics in the appearance of the material, through animation and careful use of videos, and interaction via a mouse and “sensitive” areas on the computer monitor. The benefits that these techniques offer are illustrated by looking at the teaching ... View full abstract»

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  • Embedding authoring support in an ITS for the learning of object-oriented programming

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):59 - 64
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    Intelligent tutoring systems (ITS) are of increasing importance for education in many areas. Existing authoring systems are no great support for authors of learning material. Authors should possess knowledge about the subject matter, pedagogical knowledge, and they need to acquire programmer skills, because most authoring languages are similar to normal programming languages. We propose a hypertex... View full abstract»

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