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User interfaces to two electrical laboratory simulation programs: An evaluation

Alder, C., Mee, I.Che, Glover, Ian and Heathman, A.C. (1990) User interfaces to two electrical laboratory simulation programs: An evaluation. Computers and Education, 15 (1-3). pp. 151-157. ISSN 0360-1315

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The perception of simulation program interfaces by Electrical and Electronic Engineering undergraduate students has been evaluated. Two CAL programs which utilize different interface techniques were used. One program has a tree-structured menu approach to dialogue. The other employs direct manipulation of icons together with context-sensitive menus and dialogue boxes. Data was collected from a conventional amplitude modulation experiment in pre- and post-tests, and from a questionnaire and observations of laboratory sessions. A discussion of the experimental procedures together with a discussion of the results forms the main subject of the paper. The evaluation showed an increase in post-test scores significant at better than 1% for both programs. There was no significant test score difference between the two programs. However, the direct-manipulation program rated more favourably for 21 out of 22 questionnaire statements.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
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Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2013 09:51
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 11:29


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