Organising industrial knowledge dissemination on frontier technology

TitleOrganising industrial knowledge dissemination on frontier technology
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsBintrup, A., and D. C. Ranasinghe
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Start Page471--481

This paper describes the challenges faced by frontier technology education, typical among large integrated EU projects. These include an evolving nature, the scarcity of experts and established material, and the need for relevant material. Classical approaches to learning seem to not adequately address the needs of frontier technology alone. Following this observation we develop a training model, where the instructional model, architectural design, and delivery mechanisms are developed according to the needs, goals, homogeneity, and distance among learners. We then use principles of constructivist methodology to address the needs of frontier technology. Throughout the paper radio frequency identification (RFID) training at the Cambridge Auto ID labs is taken as an example. The methodology leads to a successful training delivery where students have achieved the targeted success criteria.