Recap for Joint CoreEL Workshop–Bringing Technology to Students Worldwide

I am happy to work with distributors around the world to introduce Digilent educational kits and bring the latest technology to worldwide colleges. This summer, CoreEL Technlogies and Digilent organized five half-day workshops for educators and graduate teaching assistant at five different cities in India — New Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Bangalore, and Chennai. I am honored to be invited by CoreEL Technologies to conduct the workshop.

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I was so excited to see the audience’s willingness to adopt the latest technology in teaching. Once I introduced the current and potential uses of Digilent FPGA kits powered by Xilinx 7 series solutions and Analog Discovery  featuring Analog Devices technology, educators immediately shared their plans with me to use these kits in the classroom.

 

Alex discussed with audience about the use of Analog Discovery in the classroom in Delhi workshop
Alex discussing the use of the Analog Discovery in the classroom at the Delhi workshop.

 

Alex discussed with two master students from SRM University about their Ultrasonic Wave Signal Processing project on Digilent  FPGA kit powered by Xilinx 7 series
Alex discussing their ultrasonic wave signal processing project with two master students from SRM University .

 

 

Alex showcased how Digilent Pmod is used in FPGA boards to expand the input and output functions
Alex showcasing how Digilent Pmods are used in FPGA boards to expand the input and output functions.

 

The interaction with the audience was another unforgettable experience. When I and the engineers at CoreEL performed live demos of Digilent ZED and Analog Discovery, a number of the attendees instantly threw out ideas for innovative projects and others also jumped into the discussion. Eventually, the whole workshop became a think tank. I really love this kind of community and group effort to build up future technology. That is what Digilent and I want in both online and face-to-face classrooms.

 

Engineers from CoreEL Technologies explains the advantages of Xilinx 7 series technology
Engineers from CoreEL Technologies explaining the advantages of Xilinx 7 series technology.
Field Applications Engineer at CoreEL Technologies showed how to use Digilent ZED and Xilinx Vivado to create a simple project
A field applications engineer from CoreEL Technologies showing how to use Digilent ZED and Xilinx Vivado to create simple projects.

 

Alex explains how to use Analog Discovery and Analog Parts Kit to learn low pass filters
Alex explaining how to use the Analog Discovery and the Analog Parts Kit to learn low-pass filters.

 

Alex show the live demo of the plotting the characteristic curve for diode with Analog Discovery
Alex showing the live demo of plotting the characteristic curve for a diode with Analog Discovery.

 

My favorite part was the attendees’ recognition of Digilent’s mission — offering hardware for hands-on learning experience. It was great seeing everyone nodding their heads and being excited about the same thing.

 

Alex mentions the mission of Digilent
Alex discussing Digilent’s mission.

 

Alex introduces Digilent teaching kits line up - FPGA, chipKIT, Pmod and Analog Discovery
Alex introducing Digilent teaching kits lineup – the FPGA, chipKIT, Pmod, and Analog Discovery kits.

 

Head of Engineering at the CoreEL academic program introduces their mission and services
Head of engineering at the CoreEL academic program introduces their mission and services.

Although it was a packed trip, I had an excellent time with  the audience and received a lot of invaluable user feedback. These user experiences can drive continuous product and service improvements in the engineering education industry. And eventually, educators can make use of Digilent kits to make technology more understandable and accessible — and that is main reason why I like working at Digilent. It’s great when attendees come up to me and say that they learnt a lot of new technology in this workshop!

 

Pictures can be found at my Google + publicly at https://plus.google.com/photos/110698256596802035190/albums/6057417243047174129.

 

If you have a great workshop idea for international educators, let me know. I and Digilent distributors may hold a joint workshop in your country.

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