Authors:Yu-Fu Yang, Ming-Chia Hsieh, and Man-Ting Ku
The traditional baseball instruction strategies were mainly conducted by the instructors with oral explanation and exemplification while students had to improve their performance in athletic activities through continuous practice. During the learning process of athletic skills, students oftentimes posed less confidence due to unskilled body movement resulting in lower achievement sense. Finally, they started to reject the engagement in relevant athletic activities and even never practice anymore. Therefore, this research aimed to explore the influence on the learning motivation and the performance of athletic skills made by students in the conventionally instructive mode by introducing the Computer-Aided Design (CAD) instruction strategies of the kinect baseball learning system. Research results indicated: (1) after the kinect baseball learning system was introduced into instruction, it positively affected the learning motivation of students; (2) after the kinect baseball learning system was introduced into instruction, it positively affected the performance of athletic skills of students.
The paper presents the first stage of a pilot project, which aims to introduce m-learning in mechanical engineering education. Basic concepts and technological considerations are discussed first, together with presentation of technical solutions for an m-learning system. We use some basic assumptions and make fundamental decisions related to the applied educational methodology and the hardware, software and network solutions. While selecting state-of-the-art hardware (HP iPAQ Pocket PC), we choose generally applicable and available software solutions. We also describe the specific, but highly generalised m-learning environment and its elements. The conversion of educational materials, and especially the application of subject-specific media, is discussed later in detail. We devote special attention to and show how simulation models can be applied in course materials in m-learning environments. The applied software solutions provide flexibility and long-term applicability, despite the rapidly changing technical environment.
Authors:Srdjan Vukmirovic, Mirjana Devetakovic, and Ljiljana Petrusevski
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Mathematics in architecture, e-LearningSystem of the Academic Network of Serbia ,