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American Society of Engineering Education Conference June 2007 Presentation Poster

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American Society of Engineering Education Conference June 2007 Presentation Poster

  1. 1. On-line Virtual Instructor for Teaching the Fundamentals of Finite Element Method Seshadhar V. Aluri: M.S. Student at UA Javed Alam: Professor at YSU Joseph J. Rencis: Professor & Head at UA Goals <ul><li>Develop interactive prototype e-Lecture interface using Animated Pedagogical Agent called Mr. FEMur for teaching finite element method. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate e-Lectures into FEML that is apart of bigger effort to develop the FEMur website. </li></ul>e-Learning Review e-Learning in Engineering Education e-Lecture Interface Animated Pedagogical Agents (APA) APA Usage in Engineering Education e-Lecture Creation Process Prototype e-Lecture Conclusion <ul><li>A prototype e-Lecture was developed with a human-like animated pedagogical agent for e-Learning of finite element method. </li></ul><ul><li>Various pedagogical agents developed for Engineering Education were compared and the influence of animated pedagogical agents on student learning was also discussed. </li></ul><ul><li>This approach demonstrates that more expressive and engaging e-Lectures can be created, that overcome the existing challenges addressed in this presentation. </li></ul>Department of Mechanical Engineering Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering e-Lecture Creation Tools VoiceText TM Sculptoris Voices Lite Macromedia Captivate <ul><li>Computer Generated Animated Characters </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogical - Designed to Teach </li></ul><ul><li>Agents – Represent or Act as a Virtual Tutor </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Influence of APA on Student Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject Retention – Audio and Visual Presentation of Subject Matter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grasping Attention – Concentration is Not Lost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul></ul>Challenges of e-Lecture Creation Tools <ul><li>Expensive • Website Update </li></ul><ul><li>Time • Tedious </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor Availability </li></ul>• Standard e-Lecture Formats • Common Creation Tools DUE CCLI-EMD Award Number 0514044 Represents Virtualized Version of Traditional Lectures e-Book Numerical & Computational Tools Replaces Traditional Tests Imitates Real Life Problems

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