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Title: Internet-based interactive package for diagnostic assessment on learning of fluid mechanics
Authors: Chau, Kwok-wing
Subjects: Web-based learning
Web-based interactive teaching package
Knowledge-based system technology
Diagnostic assessment
Fluid mechanics
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Source: Lecture notes in computer science, 2003, v. 2783, p. 287-296.
Abstract: Students in civil engineering and mechanical engineering fields may find the concepts of fluid mechanics abstract and have difficulty in grasping the real phenomena. Innovative learning methodologies are necessary to help arouse their interest. Yet, many web-based learning sites have common weaknesses including information being laid out basically in a textbook format and the lack of interaction. This paper delineates the development and implementation of a web-based interactive teaching package for diagnostic assessment on learning of fluid mechanics with an expert system approach, by employing the latest knowledge-based system technology and web production software. For each scenario of prompted answer from the learner, diagnostic assessment is performed by the system to determine the most probable shortfall or misconception of the specific learner on that particular topic. The package provides an opportunity of stimulating pedagogical environment to take care of engineering students in self-directed learning through interaction, application, and reflection.
Rights: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003. The original publication is available at
Type: Book/Book Chapter
DOI: 10.1007/b12012
ISBN: 978-3-540-40772-0
Appears in Collections:CEE Book Chapters

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