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|Title: ||Active learning courseware development - II|
|Authors: ||Wong, Cheuk Yin|
|Department: ||Department of Electronic Engineering|
|Issue Date: ||2006|
|Supervisor: ||Supervisor: Dr. Wu, Angus K M. Assessor: Prof. Pun, Edwin Y B|
|Abstract: ||What is Active Learning Laboratory?
Active mean that to encourage someone who work out the output voluntarily.
Learning means that to get and know some knowledge.
Laboratory is a place for perform some testing and work for the experiment result.
As above said that Active Learning Laboratories can be defined as a place where
have a system for encouraging someone who get and know some knowledge base
on the experiment result voluntarily.
Courseware, is a software that using for teaching in a laboratory. In the laboratory,
most of the experiment sessions have their own experiment material like the lab
sheet, lab user manual, and reference information. Students shall receive the
laboratory material before for preparing the laboratory session.
Since the computer is being growth up and internet being popular. Actually,
courseware is not a new idea that not just developed within last few years. Actually,
it’s development for many years ago. One of the most command courseware is the
networking courses that offer by CISCO systems. During the course or laboratory
course, student using the interactive software to learn about the router setting,
networking theory, Since their course is using a software simulating routers or
network equipments, the course can be much easier to become popular, It’s
because the training centre or the laboratory is not need to buy the real hardware on
the networking equipments. At the same time, that course can be offered at any
simple computer room.
In the past, laboratory sheet shall prepare and disturb to students before laboratory
started. The style of the laboratory sheet is just like a simple report, with many steps
and statement on it. When students receive such document, they may feel the
laboratory session is a complicated, bored session or just used it for passing the
course, how can make the laboratory session much funny and interesting? And let
them get interesting on learning the knowledge from the laboratory session?
What is the evolution direction of the experiment session being an effective learning
course? Before we go deep inside this problem, we may take a quick look on our EE
laboratory. Since EE Department’s laboratories are developed for a quit long period,
we may treat is a traditional laboratory.
Laboratory is showing a little bit old and old equipments were found in this laboratory
as well. Since this laboratory is used for some basic electronic courses, the
oscilloscope, function generator were found from the laboratory.
Since this is an EE department, the simplest testing shall be started on “V=IR.”
Base on this fundamental electrical theory, Voltage (V) = Current (I) x Resistor (R)
Power (W) = Voltage (V) x Current (I) shall be checked and carried out the
experiment at the basic starting laboratory session. Student shall start to learn the
relationship on the parameter of Voltage, Current, Resistor and Power.
Then what type of equipments has to be used?
For the simply V-I measurement, DC power supply, voltage meter, current meter or
ohm meter are the base requirement. For higher level experiment session, some
equipment like function generation, oscilloscope, and spectrum analyser shall be
However, those equipments are seems to be an old model and used for long time
Why the laboratory does not replace the old equipments or provide some new type
As the EDA laboratory that located at purple P1406, it shows a much modern
laboratory with a wonder computer set-up. It may be a great idea if we can merge
both two laboratories together.
Then a modern electronic experiment laboratory had born. Is it only a Dream?|
|Appears in Collections:||Electronic Engineering - Undergraduate Final Year Projects|
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