University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (ROMANIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2021 Proceedings
Publication year: 2021
Pages: 6969-6974
ISBN: 978-84-09-27666-0
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2021.1387
Conference name: 15th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-9 March, 2021
Location: Online Conference
We analyze in this paper the methods and applications which can be used to improve the student practical skills in electronics in the context of the Coronavirus Pandemics. The students from the Applied Electronics program of the Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, have in the curricula for the first semester of the third year the discipline “Digital Integrated Circuits Project”. The subject was designed to be performed in the laboratories of the faculty, but due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemics, it is performed as “distance learning” and we had to substitute as best as we could the priceless practical experience. In the same time, it is necessary to familiarize the students with a reduced applied knowledge not just with the design of digital circuits, but with their testing and evaluation.

The paper shows the adapted teaching methodology and counts several applications which can be used as alternatives for the practical works, along with their advantages and drawbacks. The article describes later the learning experience for the students. They learn how to use simple electronic components, integrated circuits, breadboards, connectors, power supplies, multimeters, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers in a gradual approach and will have at the end of the subject a workable electronic project, at least in digital simulation form.
Digital Integrated Circuits, Simulation, Digital Project.