MULTIMEDIA LEARNING TOOLS FOR
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Ruplis Augusts, Gulbis Rūdolfs,
Priednieks Eriks
Distance Education Study Centre at Riga
Technical University
Leonardo da Vinci pilot project
Improving Vocational Education in Electrical
Engineering and Electronics (IV4E)
LV/02/B/F/PP-138.002
2003-2005
Project aim
The aim of the project is to improve vocational training of course
“Electrical Engineering and Electronics”.
Project objectives

To develop 8 EEE modules for ISCED level 4;

To create interactive learning tools for:



Analysis of Electrical Circuits;
Electrical Machines;
Basic Electronics;
Project objectives


To translate EEE modules and the learning tools in English,
Italian, Dutch, Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian;
To ensure quality control of the project management and
products.
Main target groups






Trainees in the “Electrical Engineering and Electronics”;
Teachers and trainers in vocational education;
Individual learners;
Companies;
Adult education centres;
Centres for people with special needs.
Important specific aims of the project are:



Disseminating the progress and achieved results of the
project among educational and industrial sectors and social
partners
Quality control of the project management and products
To create a modularised training programme at ISCED level 4 for
Electrical Engineering and Electronics using multi-media training
tools in order to make learning more attractive, accessible to the
individual and
efficient, and thus promoting an increase in the number of skilled
electrical engineers
Partnership
9 partner organizations from 6 countries:
LATVIA:

Riga Technical University (coordinating organization)

Centre of Professional Education

Latvian Transport Development and Education Association

Latvian Electrical Engineering and Electronics Industrial
Association
ITALY:
Politecnico di Torino
THE NETHERLANDS:
XGrant
UK:
E&L Instruments Ltd
ESTONIA:
Tallinn Technical University:
 LITHUANIA:
Kaunas Technical College
Selection of partners was followed through principle of mutual
assistance related to organizations’ expertise. The role of every
partner is fixed in 5 Work Packages (WP).

Project partners
Work Packages (WP):





WP1 EEE Modules
WP2 EEE Learning Tools
WP3 Testing, Feedback, Quality Control
WP4 Project Management
WP5 Dissemination
Work Packages (WP)
Each WP determines:






aim,
starting and finishing data,
total number of staff days and costs,
role of partners,
working methods and techniques,
the expected outcomes/results of the work package.
Methods and tools




Lotus Notes based groupware collaboration tool
developed at RTU DESC;
Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment (VLE);
Macromedia Authorware;
Delphi software
RECENT RESULTS



The tasks of the project were realised in compliance with the
project Time Schedule.
The planned aims and objectives are attained
8 modules (curricula) of the course Electrical Engineering and
Electronics(EEE) were designed for training specialists. English
version of modules were edited and translated in partner
languages
EEE learning modules for specialists in








MECHATRONICS
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
CAR REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
WOODWORKING TECHNOLOGY
POWER SUPPLY
ELECTRICAL ASSEMBLING
MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRICAL DEVICES
ROAD MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION
21 innovative, original, interactive,
learner centered EEE learning tools
(computer programs) have been
created in for following topics:
 electrical circuit analyses
 electrical machines
 basic of electronics
EEE learning tools (fromLatvian) have been translated in:
English
Italian,
Dutch,
 Estonian,
Lithuanian,

EEE Learning Tools:
There are five types of EEE learning tools
(computer programs):
6 computer programs to master the basic notions of
electrical circuits:
1 Topology of Electric Circuits
2 Connection modes (expanded selfassessment)
3 Reference directions (game with score)
4 Parameters of sinusoid
5 Addition of sinusoids
6 Active power
2 programs for calculation of electric circuits:
1 DC circuit calculation
2 AC circuit calculation
6 programs for simulation of laboratory practice:
1 Elements in series
2 Voltage resonance
3 Power factor correction
4 Three-phase circuits
5 DC circuits transients
6 Elements in parallel
4 programs for study of electrical machines:
1 Single phase transformer
2 Three-phase induction transformer
3 DC generator
4 DC-parallel-exited motor
3 programs to introduce in basics of electronics:

l Logical functions synthesis

2 Operational amplifier circuits

3 Rectifiers
Every tool includes:

a short descriptor
details on how to use tool (instruction, explanation)
example of assignment,

example of an exercise, and other information.


Developped EEE learning material (modules and tools)
were tested in partner coutries by
Peers, colege teachers, students, trainees
Pilot groups
Specialists from learning centrs of entrprises
Representativs of production sector

Centre of Professional Education
Komentāri (13 anketu apkopojums :
Ir nepieciešama programma elektriskajos pievados;
Programmu paplašināt ar elektrotehniku un elektromateriāliem;
Par Līdzstrāvas ķēdēm - mainīt kursora izskatu satura rādītājā, lai reaģētu
uz peles klikšķi;
teorijas izklāstā grafiskie apzīmējumi par mazu, burtus grūti atšķirt
pat uz 17” monitora;
Par spriegumu rezonansi - ir aizrādījumi, ka maksimālo vētību lietošanas
gadjumā attēlotās vērtibas ir ārpus robežām, un tas pats ir arī rezultātu
logā.
Teorijas izklāstā nepieciešamas lielākas vektoru diagrammas un formulas,
tās ir grūti saskatāmas.
NEWI North East Wales Institute of Higher Education (UK)
12/02/04
IV4E- Beta Revision for Testing.
Program as a whole (Viewed as a student).
Looks and Layout: The layout is very good and it is very easy to
use to understand. Everything has a clear label or title and is also
colour coded correctly. If we were to have this program in NEWI
and were able to use it through our course it would definitely give
me and other students a better understanding of how a circuit
behaves in different circumstances.
e.g. voltages frequency and components (values being changed).
It shows you the impedance value, current, power, phase shift (via
a nice easy to understand waveform diagram), vector diagrams
(showing phase angles).
Partner meetings:
Riga ( Latvia) 6-7 February, 2003
Kaunas (Lithuania) 24-29 April 2003
Kaunas (Lithuania) 22-25 November 2003
Turin (Italy) 26-27 Septenmber 2003
Wrexham (UK) 4-8 February 2004
Birmingham (UK) 14-18 February 2004
Apeldorn (Netherlands) 9-12 June 2004
Tallinn (Estonia) 26-27 November 2004
Riga (Latvia) 12 February 2005
Riga (Latvia) 18-19 March 2005
Dissemination:
4 reports presented in international conferences ana printed in
proceedings
[1] I. Klegeris, E . Priednieks, A. Ruplis “On the Way to
Improving Vocational Education: New Electrical
Engineering Study Tool CD ROM “Electrical Circuit
Analysis” 2002
[2] U. Antonovics, E . Priednieks, A. Ruplis „Demonstration of
Interactive Learning Tools for the Course : Electrical
Engineering and Electronics” 2003
[3] A. Ruplis, E. Priednieks “Recent Development of Some
Learning Tools for Course “ Electrical Engineering and
Electronics” 2004
[4] A. Ruplis, R.Gulbis, E. Priednieks “Virtual laboratory in the
course „Electrical engineering and electronics” 2005
Dissemination



Mouse pad
Leaflet
Project homepage
DEMONSTRATION OF LEARNING TOOLS
THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION
Descargar

Document