COMPUTER-SUPPORTED DESIGN EDUCATION FOR LIFELONG LEARNING FOR INNOVATIVE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Editor: Lehtonen, Timo; Pulkkinen, Antti and Riitahuhta, Asko
Page(s): 350 - 360
The contribution concentrates on the various characteristics of computer-supported teaching and learning focussing on methods and tools for innovative product development. A concept was developed by several universities in an overlapping education network which stands out for high modularly and flexibility to adapt to technical changes and new methods and toois, especially regarding iT technologies. Web-based multimedia elements are being developed for all sections that can be used either individually or via the internet in work groups. Modules are being developed lhat simulate cooperation forms which are catching on in enterprises. Six German universities which develop web-based courses of Basic and Main Study in product development work on the Pro-Tcach-Net project. The contents of these courses can be modified for use in further educational courses. The concept and the realisation are presented.