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Comparison of TAPS packages for engineering

S. Manjit Sidhu (Department of Informatics, College of IT, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia)

Campus-Wide Information Systems

ISSN: 1065-0741

Article publication date: 20 June 2008

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to present the development of technology‐assisted problem solving (TAPS) packages at University Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN). The project is the further work of the development of interactive multimedia based packages targeted for students having problems in understanding the subject of engineering mechanics dynamics.

Design/methodology/approach

In this study TAPS packages are compared with other selected engineering computer packages.

Findings

The differences found were indicative of better presentation and clarity, step‐by‐step approach to solve engineering problems, user‐friendly environment, unbiased assessment of performance and flexibility to incorporate 3‐D geometric models in the TAPS packages.

Originality/value

This paper provides a brief account of the differences between the TAPS packages approach used in this research with that of commercial simulation packages accompanying the engineering mechanics dynamics textbook and will be of interest to those in the field of engineering.

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Citation

Manjit Sidhu, S. (2008), "Comparison of TAPS packages for engineering", Campus-Wide Information Systems, Vol. 25 No. 3, pp. 161-175. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650740810886330

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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