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Author Dorneich, M.C. ♦ Jones, P.M.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1997
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Spectroscopy ♦ Java ♦ Nuclear magnetic resonance ♦ Switches ♦ Computational modeling ♦ Laboratories ♦ Context modeling ♦ Industrial engineering ♦ Joining processes ♦ Space technology
Abstract The development of the UIUC Virtual Spectrometer (UIUC-VS), an interactive, Java-based simulation and tutoring system, is discussed. The system utilizes the apprenticeship model of learning to create a learning environment for the study of a one-proton nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiment. Active, exploratory, apprentice-style learning is supported via modes of operation within the system. Students can flexibly choose to "observe the expert" perform and explain operational steps, or to "act as an apprentice" and carry out the steps autonomously. Students can switch between these modes at their discretion, giving them control of the level of intervention by the system. In addition, students can explore and reflect on an "information space" of objects, procedures, and related concepts. The system includes a method of asynchronous communication, where the student can post questions and comments to a "question board", complete with the ability to capture the current state of the system and make annotations on the screen capture.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Mech. & Ind. Eng., Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL, USA (Dorneich, M.C.)
ISBN 0780340531
ISSN 1062922X
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1997-10-12
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 1.13 MB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 1861
Ending Page 1866


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library