Tutor Topics:


Wayang Outpost









Interactive Tutors:


  • The study and description of motion, without regard to its causes

Injection Molding

Finite Element Analysis


  • Stamping
  • Strip Layout
  • Die Casting
  • Forging

Spatial Reasoning

Technical Drawing:

  • Drafting for technical and mechanical illustration

Rotation Drawing:

  • Mechanical drawings depicting movement around a vertical axis


  • Shaping metal by using localized compressive forces

Die Casting:

  • A process for producing engineered metal parts by forcing molten metal under high pressure into reusable steel molds


  • An Interactive Case-Based Computer Program for Inquiry Teaching in a variety of displines.

Why the name RASHI?


RASHI in Action






The Center for Educational Software Development is a campus service organization dedicated to the design, development and deployment of instructional technology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. CESD builds collaborations with UMass faculty and external institutions and community groups, and uses tools and expertise developed in more than a decade of technology research to serve University departments as well as the state's K-12 schools.

Our Mission:

1. Help meet the University's critical need for effective undergraduate instructional materials by developing advanced, computer-based instructional systems.

2. Educate the faculty and administration in the use of advanced instructional technology. 3. Develop and assess educational technology appropriate for K-12, outreach, and life-long learning.

CESD is responsible for the development and support of the OWL Online Homework System, used by thousands of students at UMass and many more through its license to Cengage Learning, Inc.

CESD and UMass:

CESD works closely with other Campus Service providers:


Please Note:

CESD specializes in building educational software, including advanced web applications and multimedia, if you need help with other campus educational technology, try these services:

  *  Scanning, video editing, file conversions, class website, Powerpoint etc.

  * UMass online class components

  * UMass Technology Resources

  * UMass OIT Policy