Hybrid Learning Mode for Industrial Engineering Specialized Courses in China

  • Shubin Si
  • Zhiqiang Cai
  • Shuai Zhang
  • Shudong Sun
  • Junqiang Wang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6248)


Hybrid learning, which combines traditional face to face instruction and pure online learning, has become an important learning mode in recent years. This paper put forward a practical hybrid learning mode, which integrates the face to face course instruction and the distance online experiment learning, for industrial engineering specialized courses in China. The face to face instruction focuses on the teacher’s education on students in classroom while the distance online experiment learning is implemented on the developed distance online experiment platform. This platform has five important parts, including the system management subsystem, the integrated course experiments subsystem, the innovative experiments subsystem, the interaction subsystem, the experiment reports evaluation subsystem. Finally, the case study is given to analyze the advantages of the proposed hybrid learning mode for industrial engineering specialized courses in China.


Hybrid learning mode industrial engineering specialized courses distance online experiment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shubin Si
    • 1
  • Zhiqiang Cai
    • 1
  • Shuai Zhang
    • 1
  • Shudong Sun
    • 1
  • Junqiang Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Contemporary Design and Integrated, Manufacturing Technology, School of MechatronicsNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityXi’anChina

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