In our third instalment of the Using the Troubleshooting Skills Software series, we look at how Instructors can benefit from using the software in the classroom.
Using the Troubleshooting Skills Series in a Course or Lab
Teaching Electrical Troubleshooting can be unlike teaching many courses. In order for a troubleshooting course to be effective, it must provide sufficient hands-on practice and feedback allowing the students to develop their skills.
Why Use the Electrical Troubleshooting Skills Series?
- Practical hands-on approach
- Students learn a recognized troubleshooting process
- Students benefit from an expert’s experience
- Tracks and documents every step a student takes
- Assess your students troubleshooting skills
- Frees up your time to provide individual assistance
- Manage the troubleshooting training
Tips for Using the Programs in a Training Course
- It is designed to work with an existing training program. It can be thought of as a lab for the students to practice their troubleshooting skills.
- It can be used even if you are already using real equipment to practice troubleshooting.
- You can use it as a prerequisite to working on the real equipment. It allows the student to develop a safe, systematic approach before using live equipment.
- Use it to expand the hands-on part of your course by providing an opportunity for all students to individually troubleshoot circuits when there is not enough real equipment.
- It provides additional variety of circuits for students to troubleshoot.