Designing an operations research course under active learning strategies
AbstractThe Cost-Time Profile (CTP) is a tool that presents graphically the accumulation, of direct costs on a product as it moves through the manufacturing process. CTP incorporates the time dimension, to the cost accumulation, and the area under the CTP curve is the Cost-Time Investment (CTI), which is a measure of the investment of resources on the manufacturing of the product. In this paper, a general overview of the CTP, its construction, applications and future research directions are presented.
Various activities and resources that are considered useful for an operations research (OR) class in Icesi University are discussed. The OR class is being offered today to business, industrial engineering, computer engineering and telecommunication engineering majors. The Icesi University is convinced that Active Learning is useful for its students' formative process. It is necessary that the Department Heads on each academic area work with their faculty in the development of curricula that formally introduces these concepts to each of the courses.