A study of freshmen students' outlook to media based tutorials of matlab/java in computing for engineers

Jean Claude Thomassian, Risa Kumazawa, Patrick Kinnicutt

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Abstract

Adequate time is not made available in modern four year engineering curricula to teach introductory programming the traditional way. One way to improve the introductory programming outcomes is to employ media based tutorials. This paper explores the assessment results of a study of freshmen students' outlook to media based tutorials. The study is based on a survey completed by thirty two students enrolled in "Computing for Engineers" at Georgia Southern University. The students major in different engineering disciplines, namely aerospace, computer, civil, chemical, electrical, and mechanical. The tutorials are designed to introduce freshmen students on how to use MATLAB/JAVA programs to simulate simple problems. The results from the study will be analyzed to evaluate the freshmen students' outlook to media based tutorials. The students responded favorably to the developed media based tutorials.

Original languageEnglish
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2007
Event114th Annual ASEE Conference and Exposition, 2007 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2007Jun 27 2007

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