Utilizing information technologies to better educate engineers of tomorrow

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The introduction of personal computers in the early 1980's has resulted in a revolution in the way we store, manipulate, and present information. Part of this progress is the introduction of multimedia technology. Multimedia technology integrates the computing power of computers with potentials offered by media such as full-motion video, sound, text, graphics, and animation. Utilization of this technology allows developers to take advantage of the flexibility, effectiveness, and innovations in a number of technologies to produce tools that enhance the teaching/learning process in a variety of fields. In a project underway at Hybrid Information Technologies, a multimedia courseware is being developed for a first undergraduate course in structural steel design offered by civil and architectural engineering programs. The software, currently being tested at The Pennsylvania State University, is being developed with collaboration of a number of sources including the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and is expected to be distributed widely upon its completion in 1996.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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