Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Technological and Engineering Literacy/Philosophy of Engineering
One of the recent challenges in introductory computer-aided design courses is the ability to visualize a three-dimensional view of the model and to develop orthogonal projections from the isometric view. Although the spatial orientation instructions have existed in the introductory CAD courses for the number of years, the challenge increased for the incoming engineering students, who come with limited prior hands-on activities. Modern era allows the individuals to spend an extensive amount of time on electronic devices, which limits hands-on activities that the students use to develop spatial orientation skills in engineering courses. This project involves the development of the three-dimensional virtual environment for introductory computer-aided design course to improve spatial orientation in 3D modeling. Twenty-five freshman and sophomore students virtually analyzed seven parts in the virtual environment before starting to model. A comparative statistical t-test was conducted to investigate the influence of virtual reality (VR) in three-dimensional modeling before and after the introduction of the VR. A pretest and posttest analysis revealed significant improvement between the pretest and posttest data on this gamification approach of spatial orientation. Introduction of virtual reality tools in the introductory computer aided courses could help first and second year engineering students and their instructors to develop and teach the spatial orientation skills in the 21st century.
Dakeev, U., & Pecen, R. R., & Yildiz, F., & Alam, S. (2018, June), Development of Virtual Environment to Introduce Spatial Reasoning to First- and Second-year Engineering Students Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30332
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