Evaluation of Academic Experience in Learning Education over Simulators Softwares

Authors

  • Carlos Alexandre Gouvea da Silva Department of Electrical Engineering UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil. http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3991-5585
  • Edson Leonardo dos Santos
  • Douglas Antonio Firmino Pelacini

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5216/ijaeedu.v5i2.54716

Keywords:

ICAEEDU

Abstract

This article presents an overview of simulated education through computational tools.
In recent years, educational institutions have been working even harder in the application of virtual teaching and learning environments, which are available to different undergraduate and technical courses.
During the learning process, the student is invited to try out some forms of different subjects and learning contents.
The use of technologies gained a great deal of space in these institutions in order to allow students to experiment different theories in practical settings.
Simulators allow students to conduct hands-on experiments without the need for real environments, which consequently generates costs and also a planning effort.
This paper presents a study of the application of software simulators in different technological courses.
After the application of the simulators, the students were invited to answer a Quiz in order to understand the effectiveness of the use of the simulators in the learning of each one.
Results show that students considered the use of simulators to be advantageous and important, but it is still not enough to suppress the use of practical classes in real environments.

Author Biographies

Carlos Alexandre Gouvea da Silva, Department of Electrical Engineering UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil.

Carlos Alexandre Gouvea da Silva natural de Antonina, PR é Engenheiro de Computação pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR) em 2012, Mestre em Engenharia Elétrica em 2015 e atualmente doutorando também em Engenharia Elétrica pela Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), sendo também representante efetivo dos discentes no programa de pós-graduação (2016-2017). Faz parte do grupo de pesquisas de processamento/transmissão da informação e laboratório de sistemas de comunicação (LABSIC) no departamento de engenharia elétrica da UFPR.  É membro da Sociedade Brasileira de Telecomunicações (SBrT) e Student Member da Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE, região Latin America. Possui experiências em engenharia, teste e qualidade de softwares, onde também pode lecionar em cursos superiores de engenharia. Suas principais áreas de interesse são telecomunicações, redes de computadores, transmissão e codificação de vídeo, educação e qualidade de ensino em engenharias.

Edson Leonardo dos Santos

Department of Electrical Engineering UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil.

Douglas Antonio Firmino Pelacini

Department of Electrical Engineering UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil.

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28-12-2018