27 September 2016 Short educational programs in optical design and engineering
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Proceedings Volume 9946, Optics Education and Outreach IV; 994619 (2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2237181
Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2016, San Diego, California, United States
Abstract
Globalization and diversification of education in optical engineering causes a number of new phenomena in students’ learning paths. Many students have an interest to get some courses in other universities, to study in international environment, to broaden not only professional skills but social links and see the sights as well etc. Participation in short educational programs (e.g. summer / winter schools, camps etc.) allows students from different universities to learn specific issues in their or in some neighbor field and also earn some ECTS for the transcript of records. ITMO University provides a variety of short educational programs in optical design and engineering oriented for different background level, such are: Introduction into optical engineering, Introduction into applied and computer optics, Optical system design, Image modeling and processing, Design of optical devices and components. Depending on students’ educational background these programs are revised and adopted each time. Usually the short educational programs last 4 weeks and provide 4 ECTS. The short programs utilize a set of out-of date educational technologies like problem-based learning, case-study and distance-learning and evaluation. Practically, these technologies provide flexibility of the educational process and intensive growth of the learning outcomes. Students are satisfied with these programs very much. In their feedbacks they point a high level of practical significance, experienced teaching staff, scholarship program, excellent educational environment, as well as interesting social program and organizational support.
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Anna Voznesenskaya, Galina Romanova, Alexey Bakholdin, Nadezhda Tolstoba, Kseniia Ezhova, "Short educational programs in optical design and engineering", Proc. SPIE 9946, Optics Education and Outreach IV, 994619 (27 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2237181; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2237181
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Optical design

Optical design

Optical engineering

Image processing

Computer aided design

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