USER-DEFINED CONTENT IN A MODERN LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR ENGINEERING GRAPHICS

  • DOLGA Lia PhD., Professor, “POLITEHNICA” University of Timisoara, Romania, Dep. of Mechatronics
  • FILIPESCU Hannelore Assistant, “POLITEHNICA” University of Timisoara, Romania, Dep. of Mechatronics
Keywords: e-learning, computer graphics, constructivist environment, user-defined content.

Abstract

New pedagogic methods are developed during the current “knowledge-based era”. They replace the “taught lesson” by collaboration, reflection and iteration; in this context, the internet should not remain only a convenient and cheep (if not free) mechanism for delivering traditional materials online. As the amount of available information continues to enlarge and diversify, the skills needed to access and process this information become quickly outdated. The ability to use new technologies and a wide range of multimedia tools will define success. This paper outlines the important role played by the user-generated content in defining new pedagogical approaches to learning in the context of online communities. Graphical subjects, like “Computer Graphics” and “Computer Aided Design” require an active participation of the student. Students-led lessons and students generated content give consistency and aid value to the educational process. The term of “teaching” transforms in “studying”.

Published
2008-07-13
How to Cite
Lia, D., & Hannelore, F. (2008). USER-DEFINED CONTENT IN A MODERN LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR ENGINEERING GRAPHICS. Journal of Industrial Design and Engineering Graphics, (4), 13-16. Retrieved from http://sorging.ro/jideg/index.php/jid/article/view/39
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