Reporter 442, 8 November 1999

Flying software

Researchers in the maths department are spearheading a 240,000 project to offer apprentices in the aerospace industry more flexible training. Joanna Brown is coordinating the Leeds efforts to develop computer software offering the entire course content of engineering HNCs and HNDs.

The technology will include video-clips, animation and graphics alongside more traditional tutorial exercises. "The software will provide a flexible way of studying," said Dr Brown. "It will give the employees greater control over their own learning."

The first module is expected to be ready by early next year. The CALFEE project is joint with Park Lane College, Leeds College of Technology, Kilmarnock College and aerospace company GE Caledonian.

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