The Effect of Using Computer Technology Tools to Enhance the Teaching-Learning Process in CAD-CAM-CNC in Mechanical Engineering Subject Area

ID: 28791
Type: Full Paper   Topic: Collaborative technologies

Mon, May. 17 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Mr. Salah. M A. Al Hamad, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Dr. Rakesh Mishra, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Dr. Haifa M.J. Khalaf, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
Mr.Mohamed Alseddiqi, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom

This study presents the evaluation of Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) package included in the teaching and learning methodology of computer aided design- computer aided design - computer numerical control (CAD-CAM-CNC) module. Three groups of students with similar pre-abilities were exposed to three different teaching learning methodologies.The effectiveness of these three methods was determined by questionnaires completed by the students and collected by first author. Their answers were analysed quantitatively and qualitatively. The various categories used in the questionnaire was student’s attitudes towards learning CAD-CAM-CNC subjects, students’ opinions about their lecturers approaches to teaching process, students’ opinions and views about various aspects the CAD-CAM-CNC. The study concludes that the students taught with a combination of CAL package and traditional methods were more effective, efficient and satisfied with their learning experiences. So the proposed hybrid learning method (CAI plus traditional teaching method) is most suited for CAD-CAM-CNC teaching.

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