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A Novel 3 D Internet Based Multimedia Method For Teaching And Learning About Engineering Management Requirements Analysis

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

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June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

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June 25, 2003



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Program Delivery Methods & Technology

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8.87.1 - 8.87.13



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Paul Ranky

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Session 2542

A Novel 3D Internet-based Multimedia Method for Teaching and Learning About Engineering Management Requirements Analysis

Paul G. Ranky

Professor, The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, MERC (Multi-lifecycle Engineering Research Center), Newark, NJ, 07102, USA. Email:


The objective of this research was to create a case-based / problem-based teaching and learning curriculum, supported by an advanced 3D web-enabled case library, focusing on needs, or in other words requirements analysis.

Our solution enables students to explore requirements, following an analytical approach. We demonstrate our method as applied to engineering management, design and manufacturing engineering, biomedical engineering, computer systems and networking subjects with the aid of a generic architecture, that includes 3D web-browser readable multimedia, text, images, interactive videos, 2D and 3D animations, active code for calculations, and even self-assessment tools.

The developed and validated cases besides traditional teaching and learning methods, and laboratory activities, use browser-readable interactive 2D and 3D objects, animation, videos, 3D objects of real components, virtual 3D disassembly methods of objects, and simulated (virtual) factory tours that the students can explore and study. Our educational and computational requirements analysis, risk analysis, assessment, and other methods introduce a novel approach to developing and running undergraduate and graduate courses in this subject area for face-to-face, honors and distance learning modes.

In this paper we introduce the principles of our educational methods and solutions, and explain and demonstrate (during our live presentation) a series of case-based learning modules (eBooks) that encourage analytical requirements analysis in the engineering management context, and offers reusable interactive multimedia development, team- oriented learning and problem-solving with real-world challenges.

Our efforts are supported by over 30 academic and industrial partners, assuring the diversity, the relevance and the quality of this rapidly growing library and teaching /

Ranky, P. (2003, June), A Novel 3 D Internet Based Multimedia Method For Teaching And Learning About Engineering Management Requirements Analysis Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 10.18260/1-2--12281

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