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Interactive Media and Simulation Tools for Technical TrainingOver the last several years, integration of multiple media sources into a single information system has been rapidly developing. It has been found that when sound, graphics, text, animations, and simulations are skillfully integrated, the sum of the parts exceeds the individual parts for effective learning. In addition, simulations can be used to design and understand complex engineering processes. With the recent introduction of many high-level authoring, animation, modeling, and rendering programs for personal computers, significant multimedia programs can be developed by practicing engineers, scientists and even managers for both training and education. However, even with these new tools, a considerable amount of time is required to produce an interactive multimedia program. The development of both CD-ROM and Web-based programs are discussed in addition to the use of technically oriented animations. Also examined are various multimedia development tools and how they are used to develop effective engineering education courseware. Demonstrations of actual programs in engineering mechanics are shown.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Gramoll, Kurt (Engineered Multimedia, Inc. Roswell, GA United States)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1997
Publication Information
Publication: Computational Tools and Facilities for the Next-Generation Analysis and Design Environment
Subject Category
Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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