Video Enriched Pedagogy in Manufacturing Processes Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2016 The Authors This paper presents an effective video-assisted pedagogy in manufacturing processes courses. Teaching manufacturing processes is fundamental to manufacturing education. However, the dynamic and complex concepts and phenomenon in manufacturing processes are difficult to teach and comprehend using stationary pictures and verbal explanation. In this paper, we systematically select and prepare video clips for teaching the concepts and demonstrating applications in manufacturing process courses. Four aspects of this pedagogy are discussed, including lengths of video and interruption for comments, timing for playing video, video selection, and student engagement. The effectiveness of utilizing video clips is demonstrated by three case studies: 1) ME482 Machining Processes at the University of Michigan, 2) MEEN 360 Materials and Manufacturing Selection in Design at Texas A&M University, and 3) ME61120240 Manufacturing Process and Engineering at Zhejiang University (China). To facilitate this pedagogy, a cloud-based video library for manufacturing processes has been established. Other issues related to implementing this pedagogy including adoption in distance education, the credibility of the video, and copyrights are discussed.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Shih, A., Tai, B., Chen, R., Chen, L., Zheng, Y., & Wang, Y.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Shih, Albert||Tai, Bruce||Chen, Roland||Chen, Lei||Zheng, Yihao||Wang, Yancheng

publication date

  • January 2016