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Open Education Resource: An Effective ICT Tool for Engineering Education

Affiliations

  • Department of Electronics and Instrumentation, S.I.T, Tumakuru-572103, India

Abstract


Digital Systems can be designed using Hardware Descriptive Languages. Digital System Design is one of core subject for fifth semester students of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumakuru. Outcome Based Education is the main objective of curriculum. The outcome of course was, at the end of the course students were able to write code in VHDL for any given digital system, simulate on Xylinx CAD tool and Implement on Spartan 3 FPGA kit. To support the students, to enhance the skills and share their work, an Open Education Resource(OER) with name digital system design blog at WordPress was created. This platform helps students and teaching community associated with digital system design course. The platform includes blog and pages. The blog gives brief introduction about the course. The pages are dedicated to theory, lab, question bank, students' assignment, videos and Feedback page. All of their work was shared on WordPress platform digital system design blog. This covered the maximum examples from the course which was very helpful to students. This Open Education Resources is licensed under Creative Commons licence CC-BY-SA4.0. The videos created in YouTube are also under Creative Commons license. So anybody can share, redistribute and modify the work for further improvement. Creating an Open Education Resource for outcome based subject enables new blended teaching methods to be adopted in engineering education.WordPress is the one of the free resource that can be effectively utilized as platform to share the resource at global level. The survey was conducted among the students of fifth semester and they found that videos were very useful. The feedbacks reflected that website can improved with subjective and objective quizzes.

Keywords

Question Bank, OER, Digital System Design, VHDL,Creative Commons License, Videos.

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