Proceedings of The 3rd World Conference on Research in Teaching and Education
The application of a campus production line teaching system with mixed reality technology on the skilled training of students majoring in wooden furniture making
Nai-Chin Wan, I-Jui Lee
With the exception of the actual class time, it is impossible for students to start the furniture production line machines in the campus woodworking factory at any time, thus, outside of class time, students are not able to independently study the production process of furniture or see the production operation status of machine processing. In addition, due to the limitations of space in the teaching area of the school, the proper configuration cannot be established according to the process of a production line, which leads to a disordered machine layout that interferes with the corresponding production of the production line. Thus, this study develops a mixed reality (MR) teaching system by combining the teaching content of the furniture production line on campus with augmented reality (AR), meaning the application of AR Foundation technology. This system enables students to master a complete virtual furniture production line in a campus woodworking factory, which allows them to understand the state of actual production when the woodworking factory is not in operation. The assessment results of the students using the teaching system indicate that the students’ understanding of production line concepts have been significantly improved, as represented by their feedback in all aspects of this study.
Keywords: Augmented Reality, Teaching system for a production line on campus, mixed reality learning environments, simulated production line, manufacturing process of furniture.