Power Electronics course: Analysis and evaluation of the educational software and the environment learning
COBEP 2011 - 11th Brazilian Power Electronics Conference, p. 1044-1049.
Sampaio, Leonardo P.
De Brito, Moacyr A.G.
E Melo, Guilherme A.
Canesin, Canesin A.
This paper presents the analysis and evaluation of the Power Electronics course at So Paulo State University-UNESP-Campus of Ilha Solteira(SP)-Brazil, which includes the usage of interactive Java simulations tools and an educational software to aid the teaching of power electronic converters. This platform serves as an oriented course for the lectures and supplementary support for laboratory experiments in the power electronics courses. The simulation tools provide an interactive and dynamic way to visualize the power electronics converters behavior together with the educational software, which contemplates the theory and a list of subjects for circuit simulations. In order to verify the performance and the effectiveness of the proposed interactive educational platform, it is presented a statistical analysis considering the last three years. © 2011 IEEE.