Practical-Oriented CNC Educational Tool to Promote Retention of Knowledge for First Year Engineering Students

Ting Sie King
2018 International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology  
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology has been widely applied in almost small and large-scale manufacturing industries and being extensively educated in universities. However, most of the commercial CNC machines for educational use are only main for laboratory activities and not suitable for teaching use due to its large structures and complicate functionalities. Often, the machines were not designed to serve as an educational tool. This study is restricted to the appropriate CNC
more » ... tool was developed as a potential tool that could promote active learning opportunity across multi-discipline of interest mainly for the first year undergraduate students. Besides, its promote retention of knowledge. The article will emphasize on the construction of a CNC tool appropriate to be integrated into teaching computer-aided design that could stimulate student learning. A survey was conducted on student perceptions about the tool for educational use and takes the observational study of the novice student's attitudes in response to a new situation of learning.
doi:10.18517/ijaseit.8.4-2.5884 fatcat:lojy7eiabnaszjaz3dw5ekweze