Application of web technologies in automation technology education

Min Jou, Jaw Kuen Shiau, Kuang Ting Lee, Chi Chia Liu

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Abstract

Automation is an interdisciplinary technology. It covers design, material, electric, automatic control, electronic, optical ...and so on. Hands-on experiences in automation technology education are typically provided through laboratories and expert's experience. However, laboratories require a high investment in both equipment and instructor time, and expert's experience is often limited. The objectives of this paper is to development an e-learning system to teach automation technology and engage students in real-world applications in order to positively impact student motivation and conceptual understanding of automation engineering. To achieve these objectives, the course model is designed based on functional design approaches. The principle of manufacturing features and group technology are applied to develop learning strategy to improve student's practice ability on the process planning. Learning of process parameters are designed to use virtual reality as a tool that integrates the fundamental concepts of design, analysis, and manufacturing. The developed virtual hands-on laboratories are added to online education that can be manipulated remotely.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second IASTED International Conference on Web Technologies, Applications, and Services, WTAS 2006
Pages126-130
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event2nd IASTED International Conference on Web Technologies, Applications, and Services, WTAS 2006 - Calgary, AB, Canada
Duration: 2006 Jul 172006 Jul 19

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Second IASTED International Conference on Web Technologies, Applications, and Services, WTAS 2006

Other

Other2nd IASTED International Conference on Web Technologies, Applications, and Services, WTAS 2006
CountryCanada
CityCalgary, AB
Period06/7/1706/7/19

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Keywords

  • Automation technology
  • Virtual laboratory
  • e-Learning system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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Jou, M., Shiau, J. K., Lee, K. T., & Liu, C. C. (2006). Application of web technologies in automation technology education. In Proceedings of the Second IASTED International Conference on Web Technologies, Applications, and Services, WTAS 2006 (pp. 126-130). (Proceedings of the Second IASTED International Conference on Web Technologies, Applications, and Services, WTAS 2006).