A Study of Integrated Instruction for Flexible Manufacturing Systems
A study was undertaken to develop hardware and software to help students learn the operation of real production lines and imitate them without disturbing the actual working of the production line. The study also identified major research topics according to the list of eight major technologies targeted by the Taiwanese government and considered the resources available to be used in the research. Another focus was the setting of instructional goals compatible with industrial needs and skills. Success of the instructional process was measured by student application of skills and knowledge in other situations. Manufacturer input was solicited for design of the training equipment to ensure the actual use of the machines within the manufacturing industry. Computer-assisted instruction was recommended for training for flexible manufacturing systems. The project itself used an image process camera to aid the student learning through a simulation. Computer-assisted instruction was found to be necessary to train students for the computer-integrated manufacturing systems being adopted by the manufacturing industry. (YLB)
Fang, R.J. & Kuo, S.G. A Study of Integrated Instruction for Flexible Manufacturing Systems.