Authors: Peter Van Rosmalen, Jan Hensgens, Bernhard Hahn
Addresses: Research Institute for Knowledge Systems (RIKS bv), P.O. Box 463, 6200 AL Maastricht, The Netherlands. ' Research Institute for Knowledge Systems (RIKS bv), P.O. Box 463, 6200 AL Maastricht, The Netherlands. ' Research Institute for Knowledge Systems (RIKS bv), P.O. Box 463, 6200 AL Maastricht, The Netherlands
Abstract: Telematics enables flexible training solutions: e.g. tele-teaching, tele-conferencing or tele-assistance. Simulation-based training supports the acquisition of complex knowledge and skills. Knowledge of and experience with professional simulation and modelling tools is essential in micro-electronics. MODEM – Multimedia Optimisation and Demonstration in Microelectronics – will exploit both technologies to establish a European-wide training service for the micro-electronics industry and higher education. In this paper we will give an outline of the MODEM virtual campus: the general requirements and the emphasis required for each role (e.g. teacher or student). Next, we will discuss in detail the combined use of simulations and telematics. Finally, we will present a mock-up of a guided tour through the MODEM virtual campus, as it will be available in spring 1997.
Keywords: telematics; virtual campus; simulation based learning; cooperative learning; microelectronics; telelearning; modelling; training; multimedia.
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 1997 Vol.7 No.2, pp.119 - 133
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