The purpose of the WBT(Web Based Training) server is to establish the learning support sys-tem for individual students. By using this system, both students and teachers make progress in the engineering basic study on the web where there are neither space-constraints nor time-constraints. The WBT server consists of four folders. They are ; the text folder which defines the concept of the subject study ; the developing assignment folder ; the basic practice folder which enables each student to study individually and the basic concept folder. Each student prepares for the MATLAB and PC environment to visualize the learning contents. As the way to affirm the level of achievement of each student, students send the report and questions via e-mail and take advice from their teachers. This paper discusses the WBT server consisting of four folders, with the learning support system, to learn digital signal processing.
This paper describes the distance education system using electronic teaching materials recorded on CD-ROM. To meet the learning demands and motivation of busy engineers, the authors developed the distance education system by CD-ROM liberating the learners from learning location and time constraints. The authors carefully studied the authoring method, contents of table for easy access to the desired part of the contents by one click, and encoding/decoding schemes of audiovisual information. To facilitate the production of CD-ROM contents, the specific authoring scheme was developed to make full use of the accumulated stock of the digital videotape recorded live lectures released by the satellite transmission system. The production days required for a content were dramatically reduced from more than two weeks with conventional authoring scheme to 0.5-1 day with the proposed scheme. The authors evaluated the sample CD-ROM so produced by providing to the learners for practical application and confirmed the high level of satisfaction on part of the learners. The same contents provided by the conventional videotapes were also evaluated for the sake of comparison.
So many students as 100 to 200 in one class are, in general, taking lectures at most private uni-versities in Japan. Effective education is not easy because of the existence of great difference of student's ability. There is a great issue specially what level the lecture should be focused on in a class. When the target sets at the middle level students, lower level students can not follow the lecture well, while the upper ones may feel tiresome. Author classified students into three levels as the upper, lower and major middle level students after the mid-term test, and let the higher level students teach low ability students one by one. As the result of this trial, not to mention for the low level students, higher level students expressed good efficacy for this education system.
The case study of the trial lesson on electronic circuit production practices which simulated the process of designing electronic circuits at a manufacturing company is presented. The trial lesson is planned for the fourth grade students of the Electrical Engineering Department of Tomakomai National College of Technology. The students are exposed to experience the manufacturing process of electronic circuits at a manufacturing company through the trial lesson consisting of circuit designing, making, performing operation checks and reporting. Outlines and results of the trial are mainly presented in the present paper. Based on the results of this trial, we discuss ways in which experimental education should be carried out in the near future.
We developed a learning support system to introduce problem-solving through performing inter-active experiments and practice into the traditional style of classroom teaching. This developed system includes learning material related to creating wind turbines for educational use ; it comprises wind turbine knowledge, theories, phenomena, and a database. To assess this system, we taught students based on the teaching program in which students constructed wind turbines and evaluated their performance. Next, they learned through this developed system. They constructed a second generation of wind turbines utilizing the knowledge and theories learned through this system. Finally, they evaluated the wind turbines' performance. This system was assessed through students' appraisals and the performance and shape characteristics of resultant wind turbines. Students showed a deep understanding of wind turbines and improved the wind turbines' performance and shape. These results clarified that this learning support system is an effective teaching material for problem-solving learning.
Model based learning(MBL) as a learning method raises a student's interest and awareness in the subject and it is able to aid implicit understanding of physical phenomena by using a "Dynamic Figure" as a component of the educational materials. In this study, we give examples of the educational materials based on MBL and also show their advantages over teacher-centered learning method. This approach was applied to web-based learning in numerical calculation and in the fundamentals of dynamics and mechanics. The educational materials were developed to explain numerical calculation and dynamics to learners during class. Thereafter the effects of web-based education in class and the frequency of their use outside of class were investigated.
This paper reports research on mathematics and physics education for freshmen at university with a variety of education backgrounds. Specifically, the new Integrated Curriculum in Mathematics, Science, and Engineering, the introductory first-year course instituted at Kanazawa Institute of Technology, is reported. The approach of innovative curriculum to math and physics curriculum is to raise the academic proficiency of our students to higher level. At our university we have established Placement Mathematics and Placement Physics as introductory courses. Course questionnaires given to the students show that the kind of textbook used has considerable effect on student motivation.
The author positions "statics of structures" as an important subject in construction engineering department. The reasons are 1) the subject is fundamental and professional to fresh students and 2) they feel uneasy about how to learn and lead a useful life, and hope for. This paper describes on the lecture practiced with basic educational mental attitude (which is apt to be missed when a lecturer depends easily on intelligent technique) for them to be promoted to learn fundamental mechanics and shows the mental attitude gave good effects not only to the subject but also to the other subjects.
In the present day, technological advance in data communication has brought about its own technological black-box-izing. Educational importance of introductory teaching materials are now greatly increased for engineering students. Demodulator, terminal node controller and software for receiving/decoding telemetry from amateur radio satellites are developed for teaching technological fundamentals of the synchronized and asynchronized wireless data transfer. Details of the developed materials are described in this report. An attractive student experiment has been undertaken by using these materials, but its educational evaluation remains as a future subject.