Elements

Your Course:

Since you have the ability to design classes to suit the needs of your students, it is your course. Your college's logo will appear on the key entry and exit pages to clearly identify you as the source of the courseware.

Custom Course Page

Structure and Sequence:

The course is divided into 4 Levels. Each Level has a number of instructional Modules which may include both "Core" and "Specific" sections. A Core section covers the general aspects of the topic that apply to all CNC Swiss lathes, even those not shown in the Specific sections.

Each Specific section explains how a particular CNC Swiss lathe handles the topic being taught. Level 1 is shown below as an example. After watching the Core and Specific instruction, students answer the printed Work Sheet questions to be sure they have acquired all the information. Then the Interactive Test for each Module can be completed. Once all the test questions are 100% correct, or the test has been made inactive by the instructor, the student can begin the next module.

Level Structure

- 4 Levels of Instruction -
Level 1:
Level 2:
Level 3:
Level 4:
Basic Operating Skills
Advanced Operating Skills
Basic Setup Skills
Advanced Setup Skills
9 Modules with 24 Sections
7 Modules with 20 Sections
6 Modules with 19 Sections
8 Modules with 14 Sections

Modules and Sections:

In the 30 modules there are 77 Sections of instruction. On average, each Section is 10 minutes in length. A section topic would cover information or a task that must be mastered by the student, for example, the types of machining operations which can be performed. For a topic such as this, since there are very few differences between machines, the instructional Module shows the procedure on typical CNC Swiss lathes.

If you wish to inform people about CNC but not have them operate a machine, Level 1 would be appropriate. If you wish to have a person that can operate a CNC Swiss lathe but will not be setting them up, Levels 1 and 2 would provide the instruction. If you wish to train a setup operator that will not be doing any editing to correct problems, Levels 1, 2, and 3 should be used. If you want a complete setup programmer, all 4 Levels should be utilized.

Module Flow:

Module Flow As students begin this module, they will see the Core section of instruction. Next, they would only see the instruction for the specific Swiss lathe control for which they are enrolled. In this example, Citizen.

The Work Sheet, generated and printed by the Instructor from the web pages for this individual, would include questions covering both the Core and Citizen specific instruction. As a student attempts to answer the questions, they can return to look at either the Core or Specific instruction as many times as they need. Taking the time to answer all the Work Sheet questions in the Student Guide will make it much easier for them to answer the Interactive test that follows.

Once they complete the Work Sheet, the student can proceed to the Interactive Test online. The test may have all of the Core questions followed by all the Specific questions, or it may have the Specific questions interspersed within the Core material. The order in which questions are presented will generally follow the sequence used in the instructional material.

Real-World Examples:

Most scenes were recorded in manufacturing shops and show actual production environments and workpieces. Computer animations and graphics are used to explain some concepts. To see samples of the instruction click on the Free Samples section.