Our article for this year ICL 2018 conference about “Introducing Augmented Reality and Internet of Things at Austrian Secondary Colleges of Engineering” got published.
In Austria technical education is taught at federal secondary colleges of engineering (HTL) at a quite high level of ISCED 5. Despite mechanical engineering , design with industrial standard 3D programs being state of the art in industry and education, technologies using Internet of Things (IoT) and Augmented Reality (AR) are still at an early stage. This publication describes the introduction of the IoT platform Thingworx at Austrian HTL for mechanical engineering, with focus on AR and IoT from an educational perspective as well as the training aspects from the platform developers’ perspective. In addition, an assessment using a system usability scale (SUS) test among students and teachers has been undertaken to obtain knowledge of how students and teachers see the usability of the IoT and AR platform Thingworx. The assessment results are presented in this paper.
Reference: Probst, A., Ebner, M., Cox, J. (2018) Introducing Augmented Reality and Internet of Things at Austrian Secondary Colleges of Engineering. 21th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL), Kos, 11 pages
At this year International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education we did a publication about the use of augmented reality in classrooms. The slides have already been published here.
In Austria there is a unique curriculum of technical education which is taught at Federal Secondary Colleges of Engineering (HTL). Despite mechanical engineering design with industrial standard 3D programmes being state of the art, techniques like Internet of Things (IoT) and Augmented Reality (AR) are still at the beginning. This paper describes the introduction of an IoT platform at Austrian HTLs with focus on Augmented Reality. In addition, a survey among students has been undertaken to get knowledge of whether students are familiar with and interested in using AR technologies and the results are presented in this paper.
[publication @ ResearchGate]
Reference: Probst, A., Ebner, M. (2018) Introducing Augmented Reality at Secondary Colleges of Engineering. Proceeding of International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, p. 6., London
Thanks to Andreas – he gave a short presentaion of his exciting work about the use of augmented reality in classroom at an engineering school in Austria at this year International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education (E&PDE2018).
Here you can find his slides:
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Our contribution to this year International Conference on Engineering Design in Vancouver was titled “Enhancements in Engineering Design Education at Austrian HTL”
In 2007, a research partnership program between Austrian schools and universities called “Sparkling Science” was founded by the Austrian federal ministry of Science, Research and Economy (Birke, 2013). The main objective has been to bring science and schools together, in particular, to increase interest for STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The reason for this project is because of huge demand for engineers both in Austria and in Europe. Through such projects, students of Austrian schools are able to work together with scientists of universities or universities of applied sciences on defined project tasks (Probst et al., 2016). Since 2007 the Austrian vocational school HTL Linz LITEC has conducted three Sparkling Science projects with TU Wien, with two projects focusing introducing product data management (PDM) to engineering design education and the other project focusing on systems engineering.
[Full Paper @ ResearchGate]
Reference: Probst, A., Gerhard, D., Ramseder, N., Ebner, M. (2017) Enhancements in Engineering Design Education at Austrian HTL. In: Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17), Vol. 9: Design Education, Vancouver, Canada, 21.-25.08.2017. pp. 1-8
Es freut uns mittels Trailer einen unserer nächsten MOOCs auf iMooX ankündigen zu können: “Startup-Journey”. Start wird im April sein, anmelden kann man sich aber jetzt bereits hier: [Link zur Anmeldeseite]
Es gibt viele Menschen mit vielen Ideen, die nur darauf warten umgesetzt zu werden und ein neues Unternehmen / StartUp entstehen zu lassen. Der Weg von der Initiierung der Idee bis zur Umsetzung in einem Geschäftsmodell, wirft viele Fragen auf. Unternehmerisches Denken und Handeln ist für eine Gründung obligate Voraussetzung. Hauptinhalt dieses Kurses ist die Erstellung eines Geschäftsmodelles die für die eigene Idee angewandt werden soll um sich mit einigen unternehmenswichtigen Fragen zu beschäftigen. Dafür werden Basiswissen und Methoden sowie deren Umgang vermittelt um am Ende des Kurses Kenntnis über die Erstellung zu besitzen.