OMSketch — Graphical Sketching in the OpenModelica Interactive Book, OMNotebook
2011 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper we present a new functionality for graphical sketching in the OpenModelica interactive book, OMNotebook, which is part of the OpenModelica environment and used mainly for teaching. The new functionality is called OMSketch and allows the user to edit and draw shapes and figures within the electronic book. This allows teachers to prepare more pedagogic course material and stu-dents to make graphical notes in addition to the currenttextual ones.
The active electronic notebook, OMNotebook, is already used as basis for two course materials, DrModelica and DrControl for teaching the Modelica languages and control theory respectively. Electronic notebooks can be an alternative or complement compared to the traditional teaching me-thod with lecturing and reading textbooks. Experience shows that using such an electronic book will lead to more engagement from the students. OMNotebook can contain interactive technical computations and text, as well as graphics. Hence it is a suitable tool for teaching, experimentation, simu-lation, scripting, model documentation, storage, etc.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
OMSketch, DrControl, DrModelica, modeling, simulation, OMNotebook, teaching, interactive
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-110302OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-110302DiVA: diva2:744008
52th International Conference of Scandinavian Simulation Society (SIMS 2011), Västerås, Sweden, September 29-30, 2011