A collaborative multimedia, web-based electronics course: Project description and survey Conference Paper uri icon


  • Our interest, development and use of multimedia materials has proceeded mainly along two parallel paths. One has emphasizes Computer-animated simulations which are animations controlled by parameters set by the student. This approach enhances student learning by providing realistic, visual feedback qualitatively correct results. The second path emphasizes virtual instrumentation which uses graphics and video-clip demonstrations via the Internet. This approach increases student learning efficiency by providing students with simulated experiences with lab equipment and procedures before, during and after conventional lab activities. One major obstacle to any kind of materials development, especially multimedia development, is the issue of resources. To most effectively combine our existing materials and leverage limited resources, we have established the framework for a coalition of technology programs with similar goals and interests. A brief interest survey sent to approximately 240 members of the Texas Junior College Teachers Association shows that 30% of respondents are already involved in multimedia development, 54% have Internet connectivity, and 77% are interested in participating in our collaborative efforts.

name of conference

  • Technology-Based Re-Engineering Engineering Education Proceedings of Frontiers in Education FIE'96 26th Annual Conference

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Villareal, S., & Zoghi, B.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Villareal, S||Zoghi, B

publication date

  • January 1996