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Title: Modern Tools and Techniques for Teaching Manufacturing Engineering in the Digital Age PDF
Url: http://search.asee.org/search/fetch?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A...
Creator: Manohar, Priya
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Description: The hypothesis presented in this paper is that within the contemporary teaching learning environment, the students are to be perceived as customers, and in a consumer-driven market, customers are gods. The educator is expected to identify and satisfy students needs, treat them well, provide service, and above all, communicate with them! Their language is not English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese, or Hindi. They have a common, global language in this flattened worldit is called the Digital language. It's the language that they and their machines understand and thrive on. And, therefore, if you don't understand the digital language or don't employ it, you have lost them. You are frustrated and the customers are dissatisfied. So, what do these customers need? They want things to happen rapidlyat the click of the mouse! They want to be in the driver's seat as they explore the unknown. They want to control the time, place, and speed of their learning. They want to be significant partners in their learning process. They mainly learnt through the interaction with machines and men. They know the world is a complex network of different objects and issues. They want the teaching to reflect this complex connectivity. They are not happy with a linear lecturing process. They want the things they interact with to be friendly, colorful, multitasking, and efficient. They simply cannot stand a monologue of a lot of words! That is just not their thing! The only way to satisfy their needs is to master their digital language and incorporate it in your thinking, talking, teaching, and testing1, 2). By realizing these changing student expectations, the teaching methods at the author's institution are being overhauled over the past three years in almost all engineering courses. This paper describes the efforts made by the author in the four core courses within the Manufacturing Engineering major: Engineering Materials, Production Engineering, Fundamentals of Manufacturing Engineering and Product and Tool Design. Various digital tools (available free or for charge) are surveyed and some of them, as given in the paper, were incorporated in teaching. The effectiveness of the changes made in the teaching methods is demonstrated via ABET outcomes assessment and student instructional surveys.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Engineering education
Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Higher education -- Curriculum
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Manufacturing engineering. Process engineering -- Manufacturing processes
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Key Concept: Manufacturing -- Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machining
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-04-20 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-15 08:30:37 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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