Integrating Asynchronous Technology and Virtual Reality To Support Education in Aircraft Maintenance Technology

 

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Integrating Asynchronous Technology and Virtual Reality To Support Education in Aircraft Maintenance Technology.

This is a collaborative project is funded by NSF-ATE. In the changing educational environment, Greenville Technical College in collaboration with Clemson University proposes to develop and implement an interactive virtual reality (VR) model of the aircraft inspection maintenance process for asynchronous delivery. This model will emphasize the curriculum development and workplace preparedness needed by modern aircraft maintenance technology for local, state and national audiences.

The effort brings together a multidisciplinary team including a two-year technical college, research university, high schools and industry. The participants have expertise in aircraft maintenance technology education, VR, human/machine systems design, inspection and maintenance processes in aviation, asynchronous learning and curriculum assessment with demonstrable results from previous NSF, FAA and NASA grants. Moreover, they have the resources of the Advanced Technology Systems Laboratory and Virtual Reality Eye Tracking Laboratory at their disposal. The industry partners contribute experienced practitioners, a diversity of inspection tasks and test beds for integrating the VR products.