Innovative technologies and high-speed communication systems that have converted the world into a global village have come in handy to give concrete shapes to these new ideas and concepts.
Latest developments in the field of education are the development of e-learning content on a mobile device. This is what the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) has planned to launch in about three months’ time.
With the launch of the e-learning content, VTU would be enabling its students to learn anywhere, anytime via a mobile phone.
According to Vice-Chancellor, this will be for the first time that any educational institution in the country has taken up a project to provide such a facility that will also ensure a new learning experience to engineering students. A Bangalore-based Information Technology company has already started working on developing the programme.
Once the facility is launched, a student can access a topic from the course on his/her mobile phone. The programme enables students to have direct access to the courseware and learn with the help of 3D graphical presentation of topics in various engineering subjects. The presentations are linked with voice and text content.
The students can view the 3D animations from different angles. For example, the working of a DC motor can be understood well by showing the animation of setting up of flux and the generation of torque which control the movement of shaft. The student can vary the field current, and see how flux changes and hence the change of torque. The low bit animation of process enables fast access and hence can provide quicker response to the input stimuli.
The VTU has proposed to develop five courses using the low bit animation technology.
Source: The Hindu