Digital Engineering Campus: Economics, Acceptance, and Impact

Digital Engineering Campus: Economics, Acceptance, and Impact

Milind J. Mahajan (Mirash Infotech, India), Sunil S. Umrani (Sunind Systems, India) and Narendra S. Chaudhari (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-363-0.ch017
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Abstract

In this chapter, we introduce two existing web-based, e-learning approaches, and examine economic and social aspects of their usage in society. Specifically, we briefly introduce an e-learning initiative in Singapore. Secondly, we give a detailed description of a case study regarding the experiment called “Digital Engineering Campus,” which is an NGO initiative to provide supplementary educational facilities for engineering colleges in India. Considering the economic as well as social benefits, using our detailed case-study of Digital Engineering Campus, we argue that developing countries like India have tremendous growth potential in web-based education. Further, the experiences of developed countries with web-based education will prove to be highly beneficial for developing countries like India.

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