Enhancing mechatronics learning through human computer interaction technology

Wen-Jye Shyr, Tsung Lin Chiang, Chia Ming Lin, Kuan Ting Lin

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Abstract

The introduction of human computer interaction (HCI) technology has made the teaching curriculum for engineering far more stimulating and approachable. This study proposes the use of a graphical human interface to facilitate learning in an experimental module in mechatronics. Students learn the principles, function, and application of mechatronics via the interface to demonstrate the use of technology in human-computer interaction. This study focused on five main elements: (1) The development and testing of a learning platform for the mechatronics module; (2) learning exercises specifically tailored to laboratory objectives; (3) the convenience and user-friendliness of the proposed system; (4) the technical aspects of the platform in question; (5) the development of approaches to further enhance learning. This paper makes two fundamental contributions to the field of mechatronics education. First, we have developed a system that provides greater flexibility, accessibility, and ease of use for students. Second, we present an approach to curriculum development that is demonstrably faster in its progress from design to process planning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)596-601
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Education
Volume29
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun 3

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  • Education
  • Engineering(all)

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