The material on this website has been used many times to teach computer science and engineering concepts and skills to high school students. But what about teaching similar material to a continuing education or college class?
Certainly content overlap between high school and college is common. Examples are chemistry, physics, calculus, and all the College Board’s Advanced Placement classes.
But college expectations and student capabilities are different. For this reason, in the next few weeks we will be adding material specifically for college-level students. As with all material on this website, this new content will be consistent with both the spirit of Career and Technical Education with the intent that any college-level use will fit comfortably as a step on Computer Science and on Engineering pathways.
The new content includes:
- The science, physics, and mathematics of the electronics. Why light-emitting diodes light, for example, and how to calculate power requirements of circuits.
- Enhancement of communications lessons to include 2.4 GHz radio transceivers. This will include message encoding and data packing.
- The creation as well as the use of Arduino libraries. The libraries will require the addition of some programming in C++.
No change exists in a vacuum. Each of these will involve other, smaller extensions. An example of this linkage is the recent addition of DC motors and the H-bridge. These motors proved to be electrically noisy, giving us the opportunity to add content about limiting noise interference.