PhD outline presentation 071211

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PhD outline presentation 071211

  1. 1. Teaching Electronic and Interface Prototyping at Higher Education by Tom Pritchard
  2. 2. Outline: <ul><li>Teaching undergraduate BA design students electronic and interface prototyping. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Simply Put: <ul><li>Creating lessons where anyone with any skill can gain the knowledge to make anything work that they want. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lego for Electronics +
  5. 5. Why is this needed? <ul><li>Students are being put off by complicated modules </li></ul>Skills that are taught are going to waste
  6. 6. The designer’s brain
  7. 7. What will this achieve? <ul><li>Final Year Project </li></ul>Skills for Industry
  8. 8. What this will achieve: <ul><li>Creating lessons where anyone with any skill can gain the knowledge to make anything they want. </li></ul>Students can fully realise their idea
  9. 9. This Presentation: <ul><li>The key questions </li></ul><ul><li>How they will be answered </li></ul>
  10. 10. Key Questions: <ul><li>What do we teach? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we teach it? </li></ul><ul><li>What do we teach it with? </li></ul>
  11. 11. What do we teach? <ul><li>What should a designer know? </li></ul>Engineer Designer
  12. 12. What do we teach? <ul><li>Final Year Project </li></ul>Skills for Industry
  13. 13. What do we teach? <ul><li>Competence and Familiarity </li></ul>Develop interest and self-inquiry within the student
  14. 14. What do we use to teach? <ul><li>Appropriate Learning Resources </li></ul>
  15. 15. What do we use to teach? <ul><li>Arduino </li></ul>LEGO Mindstorms
  16. 16. What do we use to teach?
  17. 17. What do we use to teach? <ul><li>Combining interface design with electronic design makes both more relevant. </li></ul>Providing varying complexities of resources engages multiple skill sets, and provides support for developing learners.
  18. 18. How do we teach it? <ul><li>Simply lecturing wont work. </li></ul>
  19. 19. How do we teach it?
  20. 20. How do we teach it? <ul><li>All collaborative </li></ul>All involve self-teaching and self-motivation All in-context, real life scenarios
  21. 21. How do we teach it? <ul><li>There needs to be: </li></ul>Elements of direction and guidance Elements of sole project work
  22. 22. How do we teach it?
  23. 23. Next Steps: <ul><li>What do we teach? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we teach it? </li></ul><ul><li>What do we teach it with? </li></ul>Define:
  24. 24. Next Steps: <ul><li>Observe </li></ul>
  25. 25. Next Steps: <ul><li>Ask Questions </li></ul>
  26. 26. Next Steps: <ul><li>Build </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>

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