◆VisionTutor consists of two major components: lecture materials, and demonstration exercises. The lecture materials provide written text including graphics for the topics covered in VisionTutor.
◆They also provide on-screen links to the demonstration exercises to provide interactive demonstrations of concepts discussed in the text.
◆These exercises are performed in the learning environment which is a stand-alone program derived from Aphelion Dev and constructed from elements included in the Aphelion SDK.
◆The lecture materials are a set of PDF documents organized as seven chapters, averaging 80 pages per chapter. The lecture materials are based on a computer vision course originally given by Computer Science Professor Allen Hanson, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
◆The lecture materials provide text and illustrations for a college level, introductory course covering the concepts of computer vision, image processing, and image analysis to equip a student with working knowledge of key algorithms and methods used in computer vision.
◆The materials can be used in a classroom environment or as part of a self-paced, interactive study.
◆When the lecture text introduces a new concept, a link to a demonstration of the concept is provided.
◆Clicking on the link automatically starts the corresponding demonstration exercise running in the learning environment.
◆Each demonstration exercise includes instructive text and graphics, image displays, and a detailed description of the processing carried out in the exercise. At the completion of the exercise, the user is returned back to the page containing the link.
◆Through these exercises, the student gains re-enforcement of the concept’s theory through hands-on interaction with the exercise.
◆The demonstration exercises in VisionTutor are C# stand-alone projects that invoke imaging operators included in VisionTutor (and in Aphelion Dev and SDK).