Philosophy

The Problem:

Measure Tool Facing increasing competition both nationally and abroad, manufacturers are calling upon the educational system to supply more highly skilled workers to survive. But schools can't afford to invest in the growing variety of analog and digital measuring equipment that is likely to be found in their local shops. In addition to the costs involved, it has become increasingly difficult for instructors to be knowledgeable on all the common systems and techniques.

The MasterTask Solution:

MasterTask set the standard in competency-based instruction during the last 40 years. Because the operation and adjustment of a machine tool requires a high degree of accuracy, we would recommend you consider using the MasterTask 100% approach. You will find that the course only covers knowledge and skills needed to perform the job, therefore, learning less than all of the information can be the source of unnecessary operator error.

This course achieve four major goals:

  1. Provide instruction on the major types of measuring devices, basics of print reading and GD&T, and shop math.
  2. Provide simulations of the measuring devices so you can satisfy the needs of local manufacturers without the expense of more equipment.
  3. Make it easy for instructors to manage a class with a diversity of students and needs.
  4. Allow a range of instructional approaches including Open-Entry Open-Exit, classroom, and on-location.

Focused Instruction and Testing:

Verniew Micrometer To make sure your students learn exactly what they need, you select from inch, metric, or both systems of measurement when you register each student for the course.

They then receive instruction on the topics within the lesson seeing real world examples and techniques. During the interactive test they will read prints, perform math calculations, and complete simulations of the measurement procedures. The student will only see the interactive test questions that reflect the selections made for them during registration.

Controlling the Instruction:

The course administrator or instructor can control what skills a person learns at three levels. First, the initial selection of inch, metric, or both systems of measurement determines which questions will be presented to the person. Second, the instructor can activate or deactivate lessons if certain gages are not commonly used. Third, questions within the interactive test can be turned on and off at the instructor's discretion. Once these selections are completed, all the elements of the course are automatically adjusted. Your students can be divided into "classes" based on their departments, measurement types, shifts, or any other criteria you decide. This gives you the power to customize the courseware for any group without affecting others.

The Learning Sequence:

Height Guage The instruction for each lesson is found on a professionally produced color DVD or videocassette. After viewing a lesson, the student can turn to the work sheet for that lesson found in the Student Guide for that lesson. Answers to the Student Guide work sheet questions are found in the Leader's Guide. After completing a Student Guide test, a student can begin the CD-ROM test. The measurement type or types selected by the course manager when registering the student in the course determines which questions will be presented to the student.