2009 Canadian e-Learning Conference Program

Transforming Aerospace Training with Interactive 3D Knowledge Objects

Session Title: Transforming Aerospace Training with Interactive 3D Knowledge Objects

Time & Date: 9:00 A.M. – 9:45 A.M., Friday, June 19, 2009

Location: Rm. 185, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC)

Session Descriptiom: When BCIT’s School of Transportation’s Aerospace Training programme approached BCIT’s Learning and Teaching Centre about changing the way in which aerospace training is taught, the Learning and Teaching Centre rose to the challenge. Current aerospace trainers rely on hard copy handouts, overhead transparencies or 2D materials incorporated into PowerPoint presentations. Instructors at BCIT and others involved in trades training indicated that the curriculum must involve media that better conveys concepts and procedures, is more representative of students’ learning styles, and motivates students to pursue careers in the aerospace industry. The solution was to create a series of 3D models and simulations that would bridge theory and practice. The panel discussion will discuss the project process from conception to implementation, pedagogical challenges resolved, and the technical background to the creation of the 3D models.

Conference Stream: Learning and Teaching

Session Format: Panel Discussion

Co-Presenter: Amanda Coolidge

Co-Presenter Bio: As a Technical Advisor at BCIT, Amanda uses her Instructional Design and Educational Technology background to assist Instructors in using technology to augment teaching and learning.

Co-Presenter: Alistair Boakes

Co-Presenter Bio: Alistair has over 20 years experience in Technical Illustration and Graphic Design and uses his skills to provide visual enhancement of course materials at BCIT.

Co-Presenter: Vienna Ly

Co-Presenter Bio: Vienna combines her science, teaching and digital media arts background as a multimedia developer at BCIT, focused on using technology to enhance teaching and learning.

Co-Presenter: Brian Proulx

Co-Presenter Bio: Brian has five years experience as a motorcycle racer/mechanic, 18 years as an aircraft mechanic qualified in structural repair, general maintenance and engine overhaul, and 19 years of teaching at BCIT. Currently Brian is an Instructor for the Aircraft Trades at BCIT.

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