A Preliminary Study on Student Learning Difficulties in Engineering Mechanics Dynamics

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Lee C.K.
Sidhu M.S.
Lim S.P.
Hasan Z.
Lim S.C.
Saw S.H.
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This paper presents a preliminary study on the learning difficulties faced by the engineering students in engineering mechanics dynamics course. The purpose for conducting this pilot study is to provide recommendation to enhance the learning experience for mechanics dynamics through Information and Communication Technology (ICT) using blended learning approach. A survey questionnaire was employed for data collection to the mechanical engineering students in Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) with a sample size of 45. The preliminary findings revealed that students faced difficulties in visualization for engineering problem solving thus affected the students to comprehend the mechanics dynamics concepts. Besides that, the results also shown that the engineering students perceived positively towards the use of ICT in aiding their learning process. Therefore, technology assisted learning using blended learning approach is proposed to aid in the students learning process for engineering problem solving tasks in mechanics dynamics. � 2020 IEEE.
Dynamics; Learning systems; Students; Surveys; Engineering mechanics; Engineering problem solving; Information and Communication Technologies; Learning difficulties; Learning experiences; Mechanical engineering students; Students learning; Technology-assisted learning; Engineering education