On the use of the auditory pathway for comprehending complex engineering concepts

Authors

  • H. Kunov Inst. of Biomat. and Biomed. Eng., University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., Canada

Keywords:

Acoustic signal processing, Demonstrations, Engineering education, Learning systems, Performance, Students, Surveys, Auditory pathway, Student learning

Abstract

An experimental study was designed to test the hypothesis that the use of appropriate auditory/visual demonstrations improves the comprehension of a number of important signal processing concepts. A total of 33 students attended two recruitment lectures, and an average of 11.1 students attended each of eight sessions. The sessions were scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., and light refreshments were available at all sessions. At the conclusion of the experiment, results obtained do not support the hypothesis tested, although there is a slightly positive correlation between student performance immediately after the material was taught and the presentation of appropriate sound files.

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Published

2001-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Kunov H. On the use of the auditory pathway for comprehending complex engineering concepts. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2001 Sep. 1 [cited 2024 Apr. 16];29(3):32-5. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1374

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada