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ERIC Number: EJ810756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Organising Industrial Knowledge Dissemination on Frontier Technology
Brintrup, A. M.; Ranasinghe, D.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v33 n4 p471-481 Aug 2008
This paper describes the challenges faced by frontier technology education, typical among large integrated EU projects. These include an evolving nature, the scarcity of experts and established material, and the need for relevant material. Classical approaches to learning seem to not adequately address the needs of frontier technology alone. Following this observation we develop a training model, where the instructional model, architectural design, and delivery mechanisms are developed according to the needs, goals, homogeneity, and distance among learners. We then use principles of constructivist methodology to address the needs of frontier technology. Throughout the paper radio frequency identification (RFID) training at the Cambridge Auto ID labs is taken as an example. The methodology leads to a successful training delivery where students have achieved the targeted success criteria. (Contains 3 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Cambridge)