Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology
Wichita State University has developed an integrated set of virtual reality models of an aircraft assembly line. These models are intended to provide students an ‘artifact’ of industrial and manufacturing engineering by providing a realistic environment for initial learning and application. By utilizing a virtual model of the line, students are able to view the process and interrogate the process details, make changes and observe the effects, and gain a better understanding of the concepts and their interrelationships. This paper presents the method used to assess if virtual models (computer models of a real factory) lead to: improved perception of relevance, increased time on task, and increased student satisfaction. A production systems class was used to determine student impacts. This paper presents preliminary results.
2006 ASEE Midwest Section Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education
Kansas City, MO
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Whitman, L., & Chaparro, B. (2006). Efficacy of Virtual Models in a Production Systems Course. , (). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/publication/967