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      CERT. # NAME SCHOOL
R56262805 Jared Meinart ETA International
SAE Fiber Optics Fabricator (SFF)
PROCTOR
Tracy Sparks
Mark M. Myland Brice M. Wilson Mark M. Myland Brice M. Wilson Mark M. Myland Brice M. Wilson Brice M. Wilson Brice M. Wilson Mark M. Myland
CITY
Remote Proctoring
Warner Robins GA Norfolk VA Warners Robins GA Warner Robins GA Warner Robins GA Warner Robins GA Warner Robins GA Warner Robins GA Warner Robins GA
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SFF262708 SFF262715 SFF262711 SFF262707 SFF262710 SFF262883 SFF262709 SFF262705 SFF262885 SFF262712 SFF263400 SFF262884
NAME
Jeffrey Hoffman Davion Jones Thomas Lampe Bryson Marshall Lakita McDowell Bruce Melio Jeremy Mobley Jonathan Paris Meaghan Ripke William Strawmier Bradley Talbot Jeffrey Van Wyk
SCHOOL
KITCO Fiber Optics KITCO Fiber Optics KITCO Fiber Optics KITCO Fiber Optics KITCO Fiber Optics KITCO Fiber Optics KITCO Fiber Optics KITCO Fiber Optics KITCO Fiber Optics KITCO Fiber Optics KITCO Fiber Optics KITCO Fiber Optics
PROCTOR
Brice M. Wilson Brice M. Wilson Brice M. Wilson Brice M. Wilson Brice M. Wilson Brice M. Wilson Brice M. Wilson Brice M. Wilson Brice M. Wilson Brice M. Wilson Mark M. Myland Brice M. Wilson
CITY
Warner Robins GA Warner Robins GA Warner Robins GA Warner Robins GA Warner Robins GA Norfolk VA Warner Robins GA Warner Robins GA Norfolk VA Warner Robins GA Warner Robins GA Norfolk VA
SFF263394 SFF262886 SFF263398 SFF262716 SFF263395 SFF262713 SFF262706 SFF262714 SFF263397
Sekou Banner Jeremy Carder Robert Cerasuolo Kenneth Deibert Paul English Phillip Fisher Matthew Gramley Zane Hall Trenton Hemphill
KITCO Fiber Optics KITCO Fiber Optics KITCO Fiber Optics KITCO Fiber Optics KITCO Fiber Optics KITCO Fiber Optics KITCO Fiber Optics KITCO Fiber Optics KITCO Fiber Optics
 TEACHING ELECTRONICS
Instructors with several years of experience should know which topics will be difficult and have prepared examples, demonstrations, and online links to facilitate learning. Some struggle may be required for effective learning, providing that it is not too much. An old proverb says that "true learning leaves a bloody trail in the brain". Instructors can have the student do their own circuit design and troubleshooting exercises. Push the students beyond their "comfort zone." Many students may find that doing study reviews and circuit analysis for an hour before sleep will greatly improve their learning. Some experts
have done research that says when you sleep, the brain actively processes the information. You thus
"study" while you sleep.
Another effective method is to have your students make "cheat sheets" for an exam. Yes! -- that's right! Cheat sheets are a very effective learning tool. I remember a calculus-based physics class I took in college. The instructor
had us make cheat sheets for the exam. Many of us (including me) found that the act of writing out cheat sheets "burned" the concepts into our memory. We barely even needed the cheat sheets to do well on the exam. These steps will go far to make the teaching of electronics
more successful.
Written by: Glen W Spielbauer
Electronics is a difficult subject for many people to learn. Engineering technicians involved with design and test procedures need a very high level of theory and math through basic calculus. Repair technicians may not need such a high level of math, but still need a strong base of circuit theory. All technicians need a very strong base in algebra and trigonometry, especially in alternating current, operational amplifier, and radio circuits.
Instructors can make these topics clearer with good instruction techniques. While math reinforces the theory, it must not overwhelm the basic concepts of circuit operation. Students can be confused and frustrated with topics that seem impossible to master. Math is important to every technician, but the equations for circuit analysis must not be abstract, but relate to actual electronic circuit examples. Effective teaching of advanced electronics can be more of an art than a science. While students need a natural ability, the instructor, text, and demonstrations can be a big help to understanding. There are online links with diagrams, text, and videos on every topic including transistor amplifiers, oscillators, digital logic, and microprocessor interfacing.
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