Effects of video lecture on students' mastery of engineering design software
Robbins, Austin Douglas
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Video based tutorials can be found for nearly any topic piquing one's interest. This study analyzes the effects of video-based instruction by comparing it to live lecture instruction in a high school introduction to engineering course. The study measured students' rate of mastery of basic modeling skills in Autodesk Inventor, a three-dimensional design software. Using Likert surveys and student interviews, students' disposition toward learning the software and personal preference for type of instruction were also recorded. The results indicated that video lecture instruction increased students' rate of mastery and retention of basic modeling skills and was students' preferred method of instruction for new material.