Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 78, Issue 1, pp 1149–1164 | Cite as

SPSE — a model of engineering multimedia learning and training

  • Wang ChengboEmail author
  • Xiao Hui
  • Shiting Wen


Engineering learning has long been a topic of attention. The traditional engineering learning mode has its own rationality, which is not without merit. The PBL (Problem-Based Learning) model provides new ideas of engineering learning, yet it lacks the “design” elements, seldom takes into consideration the social attribute of engineering, and falls short of clear support to guide learners in problem-solving. This paper analyzes the properties and characteristics of various types of engineering learning modes, based on which the engineering learning is divided into 4 key nodes. Besides, it proposes a design-based scaffold-type engineering learning model — SPSE (Scenario Prototype Scheme Evaluating), and explains SPSE from dimensions of engineering process, design and innovation. In order to improve the efficiency of SPSE engineering learning and training, a management platform software based on WEB and multimedia technology is designed. On the one hand, this software supports the communication and discussion between students and teachers. On the other hand, it supports the teacher to the student learning process monitoring and management. Finally, a successful case of SPSE teaching practice is used to further verify the rationality and effectiveness of engineering learning based on SPSE. Finally, a successful case of SPSE teaching practice is used to further verify the rationality and effectiveness of engineering learning based on SPSE.


Engineering learning SPSE Design Innovative thinking 



This study has been supported by the educational reform project of Zhejiang province of China with the project No.jg20160228, and the Humanities and Social Sciences Foundation of the Ministry of Education with grant No.16YJCZH112.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ningbo Institute of TechnologyZhejiang UniversityNingboChina

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