Journal of Engineering Technology
This is an active distance-learning project that addresses the hands-on microprocessor/ mi-crocontroller-related courses. A research team designed a low-cost training system with supporting instructional materials to assist the teaching of these concepts. Individual laboratory activities are being developed to reinforce student learning and skill development in programming concepts. This basic system format eventually will support an array of engineering and technology courses. This project involves two community colleges, Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) and Olympic College (OC), and a four-year university, Old Dominion University (ODU), in a collaborative research team to design and develop a specific PIC microcontroller training system with custom-designed software and curriculum materials to support related engineering technology courses. The functions of the hardware and software cover different areas of engineering technology courses and majors to maximize the use of the microcon- troller training system.
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Original Publication Citation
Hsiung, S., Eiland, J., Hackworth, J., & Ritz, J. (2009). Designing a microcontroller training platform for active distance learning engineering and technology students. Journal of Engineering Technology, 26(2), 34-44.
Hsiung, Steve C.; Eiland, James E.; Hackworth, John R.; and Ritz, John, "Designing a Microcontroller Training Platform for Active Distance Learning Engineering and Technology Students" (2006). Engineering Technology Faculty Publications. 193.