St. Louis, Missouri
June 18, 2000
June 18, 2000
June 21, 2000
5.398.1 - 5.398.15
Internet-based, Interactive Software for Industrial Engineering Education
Hrishikesh Potdar and Kurt Gramoll Research Assistant and Hughes Professor Engineering Media Lab University of Oklahoma
New and developing electronic communication tools are rapidly changing the ways in which educators educate and students learn. Collaborative learning environments utilizing various interactive electronic technologies are now being used in all levels of education, including K-12, industrial training and higher education. This paper focuses on the application of educational technologies and the Internet for industrial engineering education. In particular, an online review system developed by the University of Oklahoma for the morning and afternoon session of the Fundamental of Engineering Exam for Industrial Engineering is presented and demonstrated as an effective use of the these new electronic communications tools and networks. This work forms a part of the Fundamentals in Engineering Review project carried out by the University of Oklahoma. The online review is web-based and can be freely accessed over the Internet. Currently, all topics in the morning General Exam are completed and both the Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Specific Exams are complete. The review system uses all forms of electronic media including graphics, animations, simulations, text and 3D visualizations. There is also a random generated exam to help the user practice taking the exam. The practice exam is graded instantly and reported to the user through web.
This online professional engineering exam review also lays the foundation for the complete curriculum of Industrial Engineering on the Internet. Existing for students who cannot attend classes regularly. Furthermore, this online program can also be used to promote and propagate the field of Industrial engineering to prospective students and therefore can be utilized as an effective recruitment tool by Industrial Engineering schools. This paper elaborates on the technology used to deliver the online review system for Industrial Engineering.
The education and training sector is facing an increasing number of people who wish to undertake further education beyond high school. One strong reason for this increased demand for higher education is the change in the work environments from product-based system to
Potdar, H., & Gramoll, K. (2000, June), Internet Based, Integrated, Interactive Software For Industrial Engineering Education Paper presented at 2000 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. 10.18260/1-2--8498
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