A Web-based Factory Teaching System (VFTS): Project Review and Results
Edward Kazlauskas, University of Southern California, United States ; Skip (E.F.) Boyd, University of La Verne, United States ; Maged Dessouky, University of Southern California, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper presents a review of the Virtual Factory Teaching (VFTS) project, a web-based, multi-media collaborative learning network. The system allows students, working alone or in teams, to build factories, forecast demand for products, plan production, establish release rules for new work into the factory, and set scheduling rules for workstations. Included in the paper are a system description and list of project tasks. The evaluation component involving three different campuses is described and the results of three-years of analyses are presented, including demographic descriptions, self-assessment results, performance results, attitudinal responses, and usability. In addition, instructor observations and course project output is also examined as components of the VFTS evaluation effort. It is believed through the analysis that the VFTS is an excellent instructional method to teach students the integration of the different modules in operations planning.
Kazlauskas, E., Boyd, S. & Dessouky, M. (2002). A Web-based Factory Teaching System (VFTS): Project Review and Results. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 937-942). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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