Comparison of TAPS packages for engineering

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Abstract

Purpose - This paper aims to present the development of technology-assisted problem solving (TAPS) packages at University Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN). The project is the further work of the development of interactive multimedia based packages targeted for students having problems in understanding the subject of engineering mechanics dynamics. Design/methodology/approach - In this study TAPS packages are compared with other selected engineering computer packages. Findings - The differences found were indicative of better presentation and clarity, step-by-step approach to solve engineering problems, user-friendly environment, unbiased assessment of performance and flexibility to incorporate 3-D geometric models in the TAPS packages. Originality/value - This paper provides a brief account of the differences between the TAPS packages approach used in this research with that of commercial simulation packages accompanying the engineering mechanics dynamics textbook and will be of interest to those in the field of engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-175
Number of pages15
JournalCampus-Wide Information Systems
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2008

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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