Asee Annual Conference & Exposition 2006 V3

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Development of Online Multimedia based Prototype e-Lecture Interface using Human-like Animated Pedagogical Agents for Effective Dissemination of the
Finite Element Method
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Asee Annual Conference & Exposition 2006 V3

  1. 1. Session 1166 June 19, 2006 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition 2006 Development of Online Multimedia based Prototype e-Lecture Interface using Human-like Animated Pedagogical Agents for Effective Dissemination of the Finite Element Method Joseph J. Rencis * , Javed Alam ** Seshadhar V. Aluri * * University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas. ** Youngstown State University, Ohio.
  2. 2. Outline
  3. 3. 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 a part of bigger effort to develop the FEMur website. </li></ul>
  4. 4. e-Learning Review Represents Virtualized Version of Traditional Lectures e-Book Numerical & Computational Tools Replaces Traditional Tests Imitates Real Life Problems
  5. 5. e-Learning Review
  6. 6. e-Lecture Interface <ul><ul><li>Standard e-Lecture Formats </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. e-Lecture Interface <ul><ul><li>Common Creation Tools </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Challenges of Common e-Lecture Creation Tools
  9. 9. Animated Pedagogical Agents (APA) <ul><li>Computer Generated Animated Characters </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogical - Designed to Teach </li></ul><ul><li>Agents – Represent or Act </li></ul><ul><li>Influence of APA on Student Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grasping Attention – Concentration is Not Lost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject Retention – Audio and Visual Presentation of Subject Matter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. APA Usage in Engineering Education
  11. 11. e-Lecture Creation
  12. 12. e-Lecture Creation Process
  13. 13. Prototype e-Lecture Click Here
  14. 14. Sample Slide of e-Lecture
  15. 15. Conclusion <ul><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><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><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></ul>
  16. 16. Future Work <ul><li>More e-Lectures will be created on various concepts used for teaching and learning finite element method using this approach. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Acknowledgement <ul><ul><li>This work is partially supported by the National Science Foundation grant DUE CCLI-EMD Award Number 0514044. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. What do you think? Seshadhar Aluri Graduate Research Assistant Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Arkansas E-mail: valuri@uark.edu
  19. 19. e-Learning Review <ul><li>What is e-Learning? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Mediated Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mapping of Traditional Teaching and Learning Practices to the Virtual Learning Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follows Constructivist Approach – Student Centered </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. e-Lecture Creation VoiceText TM Sculptoris Voices Lite Macromedia Captivate
  21. 21. APA Creation Software
  22. 22. Sample e-Lecture Interface
  23. 23. e-Lecture Creation Flipz CrazyTalk TM Sculptoris Voices Lite

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