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On the Internationalization of CAD Learning Through an English Glossary

  • Raquel PlumedEmail author
  • Victoria Pérez-Belis
  • Anna Agustín-Claramonte
  • Néstor Jarque-Bou
  • Carmen González-Lluch
  • Ana Piquer
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)

Abstract

The internationalization of higher education is an essential factor to improve the quality and efficiency of Spanish universities, providing students with the main skills, and knowledge to interact effectively in an international and multicultural work context as professionals. The internationalization of universities must be a transversal process, not exclusive of its territorial dimension, aimed at advancing towards a society and a knowledge economy that propitiate a solid and stable model of development and growth. To this end, professors in the area of Graphic Expression for Engineering at the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) have developed an online glossary of specific terms in English related to the 3D modelling CAD tools used in Graphic Engineering subjects. This new online tool seeks to train students to increase their technical vocabulary in English and improve their learning and communication skills to face possible collaborations in future European projects. The glossary is introduced weekly to the students during the course. Subsequently, a survey is conducted to the students to verify the effectiveness of the training. This work collects the results and conclusions of this analysis.

Keywords

Online glossary 3D modelling Engineering graphics 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The research work reported here was made possible by the Innovative Education Project: “Aprofundiment en conceptes de modelatge 3D parametric” USE - UJI.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and ConstructionUniversitat Jaume ICastellonSpain
  2. 2.IES Matilde SalvadorCastellonSpain

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