Guidelines for the development of computer-based instruction modules for science and engineering

Jessica R. Lux, Barry D. Davidson

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The design and development of a prototype computer-based instruction (CBI) module is described. The module covers introductory structural analysis techniques and demonstrates the practicality of CBI for undergraduate engineering education. The module's generic learning objectives are used to develop a set of guiding principles for CBI development. Choice of authoring software and the module architecture are presented, followed by the details of the user interface, logic, and screen layout. The module design and software development process outlined here are easily extended to computer-based tutorials that present problem solving methods for engineering, mathematics, and the natural sciences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-133
Number of pages9
JournalEducational Technology and Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2003


  • CBI
  • Engineering education
  • Learning object
  • Macromedia Authorware
  • Problem-solving
  • Statics
  • Strength of materials
  • Structural analysis
  • Structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Engineering


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