This paper presents a study conducted collaboratively at a two-year community college and a four-year university. Technical drawing skills are fundamental to engineering technology students. It is generally believed that spatial visualization abilities affect a student's performance in graphics courses. Do factors, such as training, age, and gender, contribute to spatial visualization abilities? Do computer-aided design (CAD) courses improve spatial visualization abilities? This study investigates these factors through the Purdue Spatial Visualization Test Rotation. The statistical results, obtained from two different student populations representing two-year and four-year institutions, are compared. The results from the two-year college also supplement numerous studies done at other four-year universities.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - 2001|
|Event||2001 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Peppers, Papers, Pueblos and Professors - Albuquerque, NM, United States|
Duration: Jun 24 2001 → Jun 27 2001