Institute of the Motor Industry

Automotive electrical and electronic systems


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Via Jorum for download and upload to VLE:

Commissioned content: (At least) six interactive modules relating to different aspects of a modern vehicle: charging systems; starting systems; lighting systems (headlights and brake lights); windscreen wiper systems ; indicators and hazard lighting systems.

Project contact: Tom Denton

The finished content was the first to be uploaded to Jorum on 16th March. IMI’s Project Manager, Tom Denton, said of the process:

Creating eLearning materials is not new to me and my team here at the IMI but working with Jisc on the project has been a good experience for us. We received some really useful tips early in the project and then later some very useful feedback on early drafts. This resulted in the end product being even better. The subject of the materials we created (automotive diagnostics) is an area that has been identified as a skill that is lacking in the industry. Being part of this project means that as well as the modules being available on the Jorum site, we can also make then freely available to the industry that we represent. Win-win. I would like to conclude by thanking Jisc for the opportunity…

Here are some links to forms that were submitted to the project team and signed off prior to uploading to Jorum. Each commissioned organisation will be different, but here’s an example of how it’s been done; IMI submitted seven metadata forms, one per unit and one ‘start here’ metadata form:

IMI Publishing-checklist
Jorum metadata – Battery diagnostics
Jorum metadata – Wiper diagnostics
IMI Accessibility-features-and-functionality-v3

Project summary: Automotive diagnostic simulations. An interactive module using a simulated multimeter and vehicle system to help users learn the correct diagnostic process for finding faults. To do this, a sequence of screens that mirror the real-world process relating to automotive systems are used. The electrical test meter (multimeter) can be set to the appropriate range for a test, and then the leads of the meter moved to make connections to a circuit or representation of a system on a vehicle. The meter will then give readings that have to be interpreted by the user, who will then decide on the next test to carry out. The results of several tests will allow a diagnosis to be made. Incorrect settings and connections may result in the simulated meter being damaged! The process used and the actual result of the diagnostics will be assessed by multiple choice questions.


3 thoughts on “Institute of the Motor Industry

  1. Tom Denton

    Some of the publicity:
    IMI announces launch of free vehicle diagnostics eLearning resources : href=””


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