Teaching engineering biomechanics in Vietnam: The methods and ...

Teaching engineering biomechanics in Vietnam: The methods and ...

Teaching Biomechanics in Vietnam THE METHODS AND CHALLENGES OF INCORPORATING WESTERN EDUCATION IN THE FAR EAST B. Rhett Rigby Mentor: Dr. Benjamin Kelley Scholars Day 2009 Funded by a grant from the Vietnam Education Foundation 1 The Country: Vit Nam One half the size of Texas Three times the population of Texas 1965-1975:

Vietnam War 1975-1994: Trade embargo 1995: Clinton reestablishes diplomatic ties 2001: Bush signs Bilateral Trade Agreement 2009: Baylor teaches engineering in H Ni! 2 The Location: H Ni, Vit Nam 3 The Partner: Hanoi Univ. of Technology Hanoi

University of Technology i Hc Bch Khoa H Ni Established 4 1956 42,000 students 1,700 faculty 14 faculties 7 institutes 16 research centers The Travels: H Ni, Vit Nam On-site,

4 lectures with Dr. Kelly present 2 lectures via Elluminate From 5 2 weeks, Feb-March 2009 Baylor, 11 weeks 22 lectures The Course: Engineering Biomechanics

In English (American style) February March Built and April from Baylor (7:00-9:00 pm) around a design project Design report and presentation Orthopedic bone plate Mid-term 6

and May at HUT (8:00-10:00 am) exam and Final exam The Media Coverage: Vietnam News, Feb. 09 The Book: Custom for this Course Compiled from internet sources 40 topics

Title page, Powerpoint slides, readings in each chapter Organized class day 8 by session/chapter/ The Content: Course Syllabus Included in book

While in Ha Noi (February) Design concepts and technical content Anatomy and technical content While Technical content and technical content (same) While 9 at Baylor (March & April)

in Ha Noi (May) Muscle and other topics Design presentations The Software: Elluminate Live Real time online learning & collaboration Employs Fast audio Low bandwidth

Baylor Can 10 a web cam supports record Import PowerPoint slides The Impressions: Student Observations Vietnamese

students are prepared Understand English Hesitant to speak in classroom Accommodating Enthusiastic Anxious 11

Love to participate America formal The Observations: Lessons Learned Language Different expectations

Class schedule Attending class Asking questions HW assignments Email HUT 12 less a barrier difficulties computers Questions?

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