Incorporating human factors in course design

Utility of wearable technologies

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to describe efforts taken by Texas A&M University at Qatar to bridge the gap between traditional modes of instruction and a new tech-savvy student populace. The undertaking proved to be challenging as it required addressing the buildup of a technology infrastructure, development of training programs, and establishment of motivational strategies to encourage experimentation with innovative teaching ideas. One promising idea that resulted from the aforementioned efforts showed that the approach of incorporating elements of technologies that are pervasive among students in course design has the potential to promote acceptance and enable effectiveness. A pilot study that is discussed in this paper utilized a wearable technology with an optical head mounted display to develop multimedia instructions for chemical engineering students. Student surveys revealed mixed reactions to different parts of the study but the overall enthusiasm about the approach remained positive.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education - Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages159-170
Number of pages12
Volume498
ISBN (Print)9783319420691
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, AHFE 2016 - Walt Disney World, United States
Duration: 27 Jul 201631 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume498
ISSN (Print)21945357

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, AHFE 2016
CountryUnited States
CityWalt Disney World
Period27/7/1631/7/16

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Human engineering
Students
Chemical engineering
Teaching
Wearable technology

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • Engineering education
  • Human factors
  • Video instruction
  • Wearable technologies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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Ismail, M., Parsaei, H., & Kakosimos, K. (2017). Incorporating human factors in course design: Utility of wearable technologies. In Advances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education - Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society (Vol. 498, pp. 159-170). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 498). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42070-7_16

Incorporating human factors in course design : Utility of wearable technologies. / Ismail, Mohamed; Parsaei, Hamid; Kakosimos, Konstantinos.

Advances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education - Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society. Vol. 498 Springer Verlag, 2017. p. 159-170 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 498).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ismail, M, Parsaei, H & Kakosimos, K 2017, Incorporating human factors in course design: Utility of wearable technologies. in Advances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education - Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society. vol. 498, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 498, Springer Verlag, pp. 159-170, International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, AHFE 2016, Walt Disney World, United States, 27/7/16. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42070-7_16
Ismail M, Parsaei H, Kakosimos K. Incorporating human factors in course design: Utility of wearable technologies. In Advances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education - Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society. Vol. 498. Springer Verlag. 2017. p. 159-170. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42070-7_16
Ismail, Mohamed ; Parsaei, Hamid ; Kakosimos, Konstantinos. / Incorporating human factors in course design : Utility of wearable technologies. Advances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education - Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society. Vol. 498 Springer Verlag, 2017. pp. 159-170 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing).
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