A study of students' perceptions of Computer-Based Instruction in introductory thermodynamics courses

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Abstract

The development of computer based instruction (CBI) modules for an introductory thermodynamic course for active learning in engineering education was discussed. The techniques included interactive exercises, immidiate feedback, graphical modeling, physical world simulation, and dynamic animations and exploration. The CBI modules employed interactive multimedia modules that were ment to improve student's integrative undestanding of basic concepts and to emphasize problem solving. It was observed that the most successfull students in the CBI based and online thermodynamics course seemed to be those who were more self-motivated and self directed and who had a preference for self placed learning rather than directed learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12111-12124
Number of pages14
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 25 2003

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