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dc.contributor.authorKasaraneni, Yatishen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:45:40Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:45:40Z
dc.date.issued2009-09-04en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-09182009-143008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/35104
dc.description.abstractWeb games provide a platform for creative instructional activities that can capture the studentsâ attention towards the course. These games can be used to emulate the realistic situations which can be used as effective lab experiments that could give the students a hands-on experience using real world scenarios. This thesis presents an innovative web-based game developed for the demonstration of the driver-behavior at signalized intersections that can be used as a supplementary tool for the Transportation Engineering course. The game format is carefully designed to supplement the understanding of the class learning material through a fun environment. It was designed to be widely accessible through the internet and have an attractive user interface and was improved from the feedback obtained from the pilot study. The game is programmed on the .NET Framework using the Microsoft Visual C# as a core programming language, ASP to develop the web interface, and Microsoft Access as the databases for the program. The thesis also provides a methodological framework for collecting data about student engagement in a course and in particular presents the data collection procedure used in Transportation Engineering Course (CEE 4609). The collected data was analyzed to find the student engagement in the course after the introduction of the game. The thesis gives the conclusions drawn from the research with insights into possible drawbacks and scope for future improvements.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartKasaraneni_Y_T_2009.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartIRB_approval_letter.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectWeb-Gameen_US
dc.subjectAssessmenten_US
dc.subjectActuated Controlen_US
dc.subject.NET Frameworken_US
dc.subjectTraffic Engineeringen_US
dc.titleImproving Dilemma Zone Protection Control Issues at Signalized Intersection Using a Web-Gameen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairAbbas, Montasir Mahgouben_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMcNair, Elizabeth D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMurray-Tuite, Pamela M.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09182009-143008/en_US
dc.date.sdate2009-09-18en_US
dc.date.rdate2009-11-05
dc.date.adate2009-11-05en_US


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