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ERIC Number: EJ989269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
Industry-Oriented Competency Requirements for Mechatronics Technology in Taiwan
Shyr, Wen-Jye
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v11 n4 p195-203 Oct 2012
This study employed a three-phase empirical method to identify competency indicators for mechatronics technology according to industry-oriented criteria. In Phase I, a list of required competencies was compiled using Behavioral Event Interviews (BEI) with three engineers specializing in the field of mechatronics technology. In Phase II, the Delphi technique was performed with ten experts in mechatronics, followed by the K-S (Kolmogorov-Smirnov) one-sample test to evaluate the consistency of opinions amongst respondents. In Phase III, these competencies were quantitatively verified by 62 learners studying mechatronics technology, and a nonparametric Mann-Whitney U-test was then performed. As a result, we developed a list of 36 competencies in 9 domains. Our research findings reveal the practical competencies required for mechatronics technology according to industry-oriented criteria. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan