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Effectiveness of Drafting Models for Engineering Technology Students and Impacts on Spatial Visualization Ability: An Analysis and Consideration of Critical Variables

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Petros J. Katsioloudis ,

Old Dominion University, US
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Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies at Old Dominion University
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Jill E. Stefaniak

Old Dominion University
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Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director of the Instructional Design and Technology Program in the Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies at Old Dominion University.
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Abstract

Results from a number of studies indicate that the use of drafting models can positively influence the spatial visualization ability for engineering technology students. However, additional variables such as light, temperature, motion and color can play an important role but research provides inconsistent results. Considering this, a set of 5 quasi-experimental studies, was conducted to identify additional critical variables. According to the results, a dynamic, 3Dprinted drafting model, presented with a blue background under lighting conditions between 500–750 lux had the highest impact on spatial visualization ability of engineering technology students.
How to Cite: Katsioloudis, P. J., & Stefaniak, J. E. (2018). Effectiveness of Drafting Models for Engineering Technology Students and Impacts on Spatial Visualization Ability: An Analysis and Consideration of Critical Variables. Journal of Technology Education, 29(2), 91–106. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v29i2.a.6
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Published on 22 Mar 2018.
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