Interactive Education of Introductory Engineering via Multimedia

멀티미디어를 이용한 인터액티브 공학개론 교육

  • Park Sang-Joo (School of Mechanical and Intelligent System, Pusan National University) ;
  • Yoon Joong-Sun (School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan National University)
  • 박상주 (부산대학교 지능기계공학) ;
  • 윤중선 (부산대학교 기계공학부)
  • Published : 2004.09.01


We introduce an introductory engineering education course for engineering majors and non-engineering majors. This course does not require any previous knowledge and experience on engineering. It requires strong curiosities and imaginations on current and future society we live in, where technology is inseparable ingredient. Course encourages attendees to explore fundamental issues of engineering: what is proper technology and what are proper ways of exercising engineering, issues dealt in soft engineering. Since course topics cover many aspects of technology, traditional learning methods fail to be successful and efficient. Various efficient learning methods have been proposed and implemented. We utilize various interactive tangible media, which include simulated thought experiments and physical media experiences. About twenty (20) episodes in short film format are produced based on scenario written according to related issues selected. Physical media like interactive robots are introduced for attendees' stimulated experiences. We summarize our exciting experiments on interactive teaching experiences at Pusan National University which include on/off-line interactions, assignments, projects, and evaluations.



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