A progressive design approach to enhance project-based learning in applied electronics through an optoelectronic sensing project

Gao-Wei Chang, Zong-Mu Yeh, Shih Yao Pan, Chia Cheng Liao, Hsiu Ming Chang

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Abstract

In this paper, a progressive design learning approach is proposed in the course of "applied electronics"to help students to develop system design skills through an optoelectronic sensing project. This project offers a progressive guideline to lead student teams to design, build, and troubleshoot their optoelectronic systems. Such a system contains a light-source current stabilizer, a photodiode amplifier, a microcontroller system (including input and output), and optomechanical devices. In this approach, students are motivated to learn the required knowledge and skills in a future professional capacity. Those skills include designing specification, realizing teamwork and communication, and developing a variety of optoelectronic sensing techniques. Through this project, an optoelectronic sensing system is established called a spatial radiance distribution measurement system for various light sources. In particular, this kind of system is useful and important for LED industries. The course evaluations have been obtained from classmates and instructors and these results indicate that the objectives of this course are achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-233
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Education
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 1

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Optoelectronic devices
Electronic equipment
electronics
Students
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Light sources
Microcontrollers
Photodiodes
Light emitting diodes
Systems analysis
Specifications
student
teamwork
Communication
instructor
Industry
industry
communication
evaluation

Keywords

  • Microelectronics education
  • Optoelectronic sensing technique
  • Optoelectronics education
  • Project-based learning

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  • Education
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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A progressive design approach to enhance project-based learning in applied electronics through an optoelectronic sensing project. / Chang, Gao-Wei; Yeh, Zong-Mu; Pan, Shih Yao; Liao, Chia Cheng; Chang, Hsiu Ming.

In: IEEE Transactions on Education, Vol. 51, No. 2, 01.05.2008, p. 220-233.

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