Educating tomorrows engineers: Reinforcing engineering concepts through Virtual Reality (VR) teaching aid

O. T. Laseinde, S. B. Adejuyigbe, K. Mpofu, H. M. Campbell

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16 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The research focuses on the practicality of applying Virtual Reality (VR) as tool for conveying engineering concepts to first year engineering students. It does this by presenting a VR platform aimed at achieving a simplified methodology for depicting and analyzing facility layout and production process. Current reality shows that Higher Education Institutions (HEI's) are towing the electronic teaching path and more practical concepts are delivered to learners, using digital e-learning simulation tools. Equally, HEI's are adopting dynamic models for virtual interaction with students, globally, via e-classrooms and VR platforms. The article presents the developed teaching tool and validation method for conveying factory layout optimization concepts and production process model, through a partially-immersive VR design platform developed using a 3D design tool and complementary high-level applications. The developed teaching aid has an interactive user interface through which the building framework, sections and prototype schema of the industrial process may be visually analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEM 2015 - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1485-1489
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467380669
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2015 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 6 Dec 20159 Dec 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Volume2016-January
ISSN (Print)2157-3611
ISSN (Electronic)2157-362X

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2015
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period6/12/159/12/15

Keywords

  • Teaching
  • Virtual Reality
  • e-classroom
  • e-learning
  • engineering
  • simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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