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The Use of GeoGebra Virtual Interactives in Statics to Increase Conceptual Understanding

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

Course Structuring for Effective Student Engagement

Tagged Division

Civil Engineering

Page Count

10

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https://peer.asee.org/31130

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48

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Daniel W. Baker Ph.D., P.E. Colorado State University

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Daniel Baker, PhD PE is a full-time faculty instructor and is the primary instructor for both the on-campus and online sections of CIVE 260 Statics and CIVE 261 Dynamics. He has a keen interested in active learning and has a particular interest in both physical and virtual interactive learning tools. Daniel has a PhD from Colorado State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado.

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Abstract

One of the distinct advantages of interactive digital media versus print media is the ability of the learner to manipulate the digital examples to test their conceptual understanding. A non-moving example diagram demonstrates one version of a case study, which is useful in the initial stages of learning. However, allowing a learner to manipulate and ‘play’ with a diagram feeds into a learner’s curiosity and lets them test the boundaries of their conceptual understanding. This paper will discuss virtual interactives developed in the Geogebra platform as learning tools for Engineering Mechanics: Statics at Colorado State University. Topics will include: the learning curve and use of Geogebra, how assignments built around interactives encourage student use, and future plans for the use of Geogebra in Statics and Dynamics.

Baker, D. W. (2018, June), The Use of GeoGebra Virtual Interactives in Statics to Increase Conceptual Understanding Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/31130

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