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Title: 
Using simulations to enhance learning and motivation in machining technology
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Simulation-based learning
Learning from digital media
Motivation
Engineering
Issue Date: 
2009
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Paper presented at the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2009), Hong Kong, 30 November to 4 December 2009
Abstract: 
Recent advances in technology have introduced new tools to enhance learning. In the context of polytechnic education, simulation based learning (SBL) has been used to improve learning and motivation of engineering students studying Machining Techchnology in the Mechatronics course. This study investigates the effect of SBL on
students’ learning and motivation in a practice-oriented topic. In the study, students in the control group received conventional instructions and workshop practices while students in the experimental group had an additional component on SBL in the laboratory. Both groups, however, received an equal amount of time on the subject. A post intervention test followed by a survey was administered at the end of the study. This paper highlights the findings from both instruments, showing that SBL can improve student learning outcomes as well as the motivation to learn.
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