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Dib, Hazar Nicholas; Adamo-Villani, Nicoletta – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
We describe the development and evaluation of a virtual steel sculpture for engineering education. A good connection design requires the engineer to have a solid understanding of the mechanics and steel behavior. To help students better understand various connection types, many schools have acquired steel sculptures. A steel sculpture is a…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Engineering Education, Metallurgy
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Adamo-Villani, Nicoletta; Oania, Marcus; Cooper, Stephen – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
We report the development and initial evaluation of a serious game that, in conjunction with appropriately designed matching laboratory exercises, can be used to teach secure coding and Information Assurance (IA) concepts across a range of introductory computing courses. The IA Game is a role-playing serious game (RPG) in which the student travels…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Games, Role Playing, Computer Security
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Adamo-Villani, Nicoletta; Dib, Hazar – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
The article discusses current evaluation methodologies used to assess the usability, user enjoyment, and pedagogical efficacy of virtual learning environments (VLEs) and serious games. It also describes the evaluations of two recently developed projects: a virtual learning environment that employs a fantasy 3D world to engage deaf and hearing…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Educational Technology, Evaluation Methods, Usability
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Adamo-Villani, Nicoletta; Doublestein, John; Martin, Zachary – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2005
We present a new highly interactive computer animation tool to increase the mathematical skills of deaf children. We aim at increasing the effectiveness of (hearing) parents in teaching arithmetic to their deaf children, and the opportunity of deaf children to learn arithmetic via interactive media. Using state-of-the-art computer animation…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Sign Language, Computer Graphics, Animation