Using Computer Technology Tools to Improve the Teaching-Learning Process in Technical and Vocational Education: Mechanical Engineering Subject Area

By Salah Mahdi Abdulrasool and Rakesh Mishra.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper discusses the integration of computer assisted instructions (CAI) with traditional class room teaching. It describes a teaching method to bring real-world of industrial work into the classroom that underscores the need to learn fundamental principles while adding excitement and relevance to the experience.
This paper presents results of a case study undertaken to understand the effect of computer assisted teaching methodology on learning effectiveness in classroom environment. The effects of computer assisted instructions on different levels of cognition of individual learners have also been evaluated.
The computer aided drawing (CAD), computer aided manufacturing (CAM) and computer numerical control (CNC) courses at the Bahrain institute are an integral part of this attempt. These courses emphasize the development of a 3-D geometric computer model and application of this digital database to all phases of the design process. The students make freehand sketches, build computer models, mate assemblies of parts, perform various analysis, create kinematics simulations, generate final design drawings, import engineering drawing as DXF file, generate NC file to build rapid prototypes as shown in the table 1 below.

Keywords: Computer Technology, C.N.C and AutoCad Software

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 15, Issue 12, pp.155-168. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.080MB).

Salah Mahdi Abdulrasool

Researcher Student, School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK

Mr. Abdulrasool is a Ph.D. student in School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield, U.K. He has an academic career spanning 23 years. Mr Abdulrasool worked as lecturer, senior teacher, advisor, quality manager, moderator and technical education specialist in various departments within the directorate of Technical and Vocational education in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Currently he is chief of Center of Excellence for Technical and Vocational Education - Kingdom of Bahrain. He holds an Honours degree in engineering with technology Management as well an M.Phil degree in Engineering.

Dr. Rakesh Mishra

University of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK


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