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Designing and implementing an evaluation methodology of an acoustics CAL package

Keegan, H 1999, Designing and implementing an evaluation methodology of an acoustics CAL package , Project Report, University of Salford. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Communication and information technologies have become major resources in higher education [1]. With declining staff: student ratios and an increasingly divergent range of students, CAL programs are now recognised as an important means of enhancing the teaching and learning process [2]. A CAL package has been developed for use in the School of Acoustic and Electronic Engineering at the University of Salford. Macromedia Director was the chosen authoring software. While the material has primarily been developed for use within the campus-based undergraduate environment, it has obvious applications to the continuing education of those in industry for whom knowledge of acoustics is required, such as those who are taking our Institute of Acoustics Diploma in Noise Control. Certain modules may also be used as teaching aids on Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree courses, as the fundamental principles are the same. The CAL package, entitled “Waves: Analysis and Synthesis”, is a multimedia-rich learning support package for students on undergraduate courses. There is wide diversity in students’ prior conceptions of the subject area, their experience of learning in general, and their existing skills and competences. The CAL package is intended to support students’ independent learning by providing a remedial resource to help all students reach a baseline level of understanding.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QC Physics > QC221-246 Acoustics - Sound
Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Virtual Environments & Future Media Research Centre
Publisher: University of Salford
Funders: Teaching and Learning Quality Improvement Scheme
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2009 08:17
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:58
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2094

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