The SPURT Approach: An Alternative Way of Teaching Engineering Matters

R. Salomon, B. Krumpholz, and H. Pfüller (Germany)


Robotic, Teaching Engineering, Robot Contest, Web-based Learning, Learning Objects


This paper reports on the experiences the institute made with running an originally web-based teaching project called SPURT. In its core, SPURT focuses on building small to mid-size robots, which aim at managing a par ticular race track as fast as possible. The mediated con tent is from typical engineering disciplines, such as elec trical engineering, programming, mechanical engineer ing, mechatronics, robotics, and crafts-relevant background skill. Based on five years of experiences, this paper hy pothesizes that teaching engineering material might signif icantly benefit from simultaneously incorporating both the ory and practice.

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