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InTEL: Presenting Online 3D Exercises in a Statics Class

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Innovations in Teaching: Statics

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Mechanics

Page Count

14

Page Numbers

22.935.1 - 22.935.14

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https://peer.asee.org/18289

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Christine Valle Georgia Institute of Technology

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Sue Rosser San Francisco State University

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Sue Rosser has been the Provost at San Francisco State University since 2009. From 1999 - 2009, she served as Dean of Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech. She has published 12 books and more than 130 journal articles on the theoretical and applied issues surrounding women and gender in science, health and technology.

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Janet H Murray Georgia Tech

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Wendy C. Newstetter Georgia Institute of Technology

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Wendy C. Newstetter is the Director of Learning Sciences Research in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech.Her research focuses on understanding learning in interdisciplines towards designing educational environments that develop integrative problem solving.

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John D. Leonard II Georgia Institute of Technology

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John Leonard is Associate Dean for Finance and Administration in the College of Engineering and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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Laurence J. Jacobs Georgia Institute of Technology

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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, college of engineering, Georgia Tech

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Abstract

InTEL: Presenting Online 3D Exercises in a Statics ClassWhile difficulties in the Statics course arise for several reasons, our project seeks toaddress the problem of context. Our hypothesis is that all students generally, and womenand minorities particularly, are more likely to do well in statics when the problems areplaced in the context of real world usefulness. Towards that end, we have beendeveloping InTEL (Interactive Toolkit for Engineering Education), a computer-basedmanipulable environment that supports teaching and learning in statics by mappingimages from real-world environments to abstract free-body diagrams for 2D and 3Dequilibrium problems. To the best of our knowledge, there are very few online toolsstudents can use to study 3D equilibrium problems. Yet 3D is an important part of statics,and many students struggle with it. We would like to present our software and discusssome of the issues we encountered while developing its 3D module.

Valle, C., & Rosser, S., & Murray, J. H., & Newstetter, W. C., & Leonard, J. D., & Jacobs, L. J. (2011, June), InTEL: Presenting Online 3D Exercises in a Statics Class Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18289

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