Enhancing the teaching of professional practice and key skills in engineering through the use of computer animation

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Abstract

This paper presents some observations on how computer animation was used in the early years of a degree program in Electrical and Electronic Engineering to enhance the teaching of key skills and professional practice. This paper presents the results from two case studies. First, in a first year course which seeks to teach students how to manage and report on group projects in a professional way. Secondly, in a technical course on virtual reality, where the students are asked to use computer animation in a way that subliminally coerces them to come to terms with the fine detail of the mathematical principles that underlie 3D graphics, geometry, etc. as well as the most significant principles of computer architecture and software engineering. In addition, the findings reveal that by including a significant element of self and peer review processes into the assessment procedure students became more engaged with the course and achieved a deeper level of comprehension of the material in the course.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-174
Number of pages11
JournalINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION
Volume46
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Education

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