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Interactive Web-based teaching for computing in an engineering degree

Roy, G.G. and Lee, P.L. (1999) Interactive Web-based teaching for computing in an engineering degree. International Journal of Engineering Education, 15 (5). pp. 358-364.

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The effective implementation of web-based teaching and delivery of education and training materials depend on a number of key design and implementation parameters. Central to these is the ability to capture and hold the student's attention. With this done it is then possible to develop a learning environment which is at least as effective, if not more so, than traditional chalk-and-talk approaches. This paper presents some of the developments we have initiated in our own Engineering degree programme. Our objectives are twofold: (1) to create a more cost effective way to deliver complex and rapidly changing curriculum content; (2) to enhance the learning experience for the student and to encourage the development of self motivated learning skills. Our efforts have thus been focused on the development of interactive activities which can be built into web pages. These are designed to enhance the learning experience and to maintain and encourage interest in the subject matter as the student progresses through the course. Web-based courses will also provide us with the ability to offer our courses off campus in external mode.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering
Publisher: TEMPUS Publications
Copyright: 1999 TEMPUS Publications
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