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A study of the impact of the willingness-to-learn of CAD novice users on their competence development

Show simple item record Hamade R.F. Artail H.A. Jaber M.Y.
dc.contributor.editor 2011 2017-10-04T11:15:49Z 2017-10-04T11:15:49Z 2011
dc.identifier 10.1016/j.cie.2011.04.024
dc.identifier.issn 03608352
dc.description.abstract The notion that 'attitude drives behavior' manifests itself in a variety of ways in educational and occupational settings. As applied to CAD competence development, industrial training of novice CAD users on their way to becoming competent CAD users consume a lot of corporate resources. This paper is the third paper in the line of research that attempts to answer the question having to do with what it takes to make a competent CAD user. Specifically, we examine the CAD-specific factors revolving around the trainees' willingness-to-learn CAD. These factors are analyzed in two stages. At the start of the training, trainees' initial attitude towards CAD is established by means of a short questionnaire. Afterwards, throughout the training, trainees' behavior (online and offline practice) is gauged and, in turn, a relation is established to illustrate how this practice leads to the development of CAD-specific skills. For this purpose, another short questionnaire was utilized. Strong correlations were established relating the trainees' CAD-specific behavior with the CAD-specific outcomes of learning CAD syntax. Furthermore, and in order to assess the quality of the trainees' learning of CAD, overall competence was monitored throughout the study via performance measures that describe the time it took the trainees to build test models (speed), which reflects upon the ability to learn the syntax of the CAD tool (declarative knowledge). The sophistication of the models is also used as another measure. Correlating the trainees' character attributes with these assessed measures, it was found that the stronger is the trainees' will to learn CAD, the stronger is the likelihood to learn faster. Perhaps more importantly, trainees with initial favorable attitude toward CAD were shown to develop increasingly positive behavior that manifested through additional practice and other forms of visible effort. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.format.extent Pages: (709-720)
dc.language English
dc.publisher OXFORD
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Computers and Industrial Engineering; Publication Year: 2011; Volume: 61; no. 3; Pages: (709-720);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title A study of the impact of the willingness-to-learn of CAD novice users on their competence development
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Hamade, R.F., Department of Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Artail, H.A., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Jaber, M.Y., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto M5B 2K3, Canada
dc.contributor.authorAddress Jaber, M.Y.; Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto M5B 2K3, Canada; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Architecture; Department: Mechanical Engineering;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Mechanical Engineering
dc.contributor.faculty Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
dc.contributor.authorInitials Hamade, RF
dc.contributor.authorInitials Artail, HA
dc.contributor.authorInitials Jaber, MY
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Jaber, MY (reprint author), Ryerson Univ, Dept Mech and Ind Engn, 350 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.coden CINDD
dc.identifier.scopusID 80053180575
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Comput. Ind. Eng.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 3
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Computers and Industrial Engineering
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Comput Ind Eng
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 61
dc.source.ID WOS:000296219800027
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword CAD
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Evaluation methodologies
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Post-secondary education
dc.subject.otherIndex CAD tool
dc.subject.otherIndex Competence development
dc.subject.otherIndex Corporate resources
dc.subject.otherIndex Declarative knowledge
dc.subject.otherIndex Evaluation methodologies
dc.subject.otherIndex Industrial training
dc.subject.otherIndex Novice user
dc.subject.otherIndex Offline
dc.subject.otherIndex Performance measure
dc.subject.otherIndex Postsecondary education
dc.subject.otherIndex Strong correlation
dc.subject.otherIndex Test models
dc.subject.otherIndex Two stage
dc.subject.otherIndex Surveys
dc.subject.otherIndex Syntactics
dc.subject.otherIndex Computer aided design
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus ATTRIBUTES
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus ATTITUDES
dc.subject.otherWOS Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications
dc.subject.otherWOS Engineering, Industrial

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