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Technology in the Engineering Classroom

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Jacob
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Drastic Changes
Jacob   8/20/2014 12:27:18 AM
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"When it comes to upgrading technology and teaching tools in an engineering classroom, there's a strange push and pull. On one hand, there's a definite need to prepare learners to keep up with the demands of the workplace. Both inside and outside the classroom, technology changes rapidly."

Ben, that's the issue. Due to the rapid change in technology most of the things are not coming in a fruitful way. Employees those who are updating their skills are also not able to use it for either development or design.

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Wait and see policy
Jacob   8/20/2014 12:32:50 AM
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"On the other hand, restrictions on finances, time, and human resources make it difficult to shift and upgrade equipment on a regular basis. New technology isn't simply dropped in. It needs to be programmed into the curriculum, and to some educators, this can feel like rebuilding a boat while out at sea."

Ben, when technology is changing rapidly, companies may always have a second thought about their investment in technology and employees skill updation. Most of the companies have a 'wait and see' policy on such cases.

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Self learning - bettter way
_hm   8/20/2014 8:21:00 AM
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One of the thing to teach new generation is self learning. Once motivated, most literature and beginner's tools are easily available.

Students needs to take initiative and work hard.

 

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Re: Self learning - bettter way
Jacob   8/21/2014 5:13:27 AM
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"One of the thing to teach new generation is self learning. Once motivated, most literature and beginner's tools are easily available. Students needs to take initiative and work hard."

Hm, self motivation is good but no time for self study!!!!

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Re: Self learning - bettter way
Himanshugupta   8/27/2014 12:11:01 PM
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I believe that one learns better through experimentation rather than rote theory. Most of the engineering courses teach only the theory with little hands-on. 

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Re: Self learning - bettter way
Jacob   8/28/2014 2:06:11 AM
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"I believe that one learns better through experimentation rather than rote theory. Most of the engineering courses teach only the theory with little hands-on. "

Himanshu, that's a drawback of education system. Eventhough there are some practical subjects in syllabus, it's not sufficient to solve the real word issues. Real time problem solving skills are acquiring through on the job training.



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