A novel educational approach to enhance the conventional teaching methodology of power electronics using MATLAB/Simulink
by I.A. Altawil, H.Y. Yamin, Ahmad F. Al-Ajlouni, Ali Eyadeh
International Journal of Innovation and Learning (IJIL), Vol. 7, No. 2, 2010

Abstract: This paper discusses the concept, principles and potential benefits of computer simulations when used in power electronics education. As an alternative method of coursework delivery, a working prototype of a software package is designed. The paper presents an interactive method for teaching a final-year power electronics undergraduate course. Simulink is used here to implement the circuits as if the students are working in the laboratory. The effect of the instructional software on the achievement of students is compared to the conventional teaching method. The results demonstrate the superiority of the proposed teaching method over the conventional teaching method.

Online publication date: Sat, 26-Dec-2009

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Innovation and Learning (IJIL):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email subs@inderscience.com