Web-Based Engineering Education: Critical Design and Effective Tools

Web-Based Engineering Education: Critical Design and Effective Tools

Donna Russell (University of Missouri at Kansas City, USA) and A.K. Haghi (University of Guilan, Iran)
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Release Date: June, 2010|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 274
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-659-9
ISBN13: 9781615206599|ISBN10: 1615206590|EISBN13: 9781615206605
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Rapid advances in computer technology and the internet have created new opportunities for delivering instruction and revolutionizing the learning environment. This development has been accelerated by the significant reduction in cost of the Internet infrastructure and the easy accessibility of the World-Wide-Web.

Web-Based Engineering Education: Critical Design and Effective Tools evaluates the usefulness of advanced learning systems in delivering instructions in a virtual academic environment for different engineering sectors. This reference source aims at providing a deep probe into the most relevant issues in engineering education and digital learning and will offer a survey of how digital engineering education has developed, where it stands now, how research in this area has progressed, and what the prospects are for the future.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Animated simulations design
  • Architectural Web portals
  • Blended learning in engineering education
  • Diagnostic systems for building construction
  • E-learning for engineering education
  • Interactive CAD learning
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Living systems to teach engineering concepts
  • Mobile learning in Web-based instruction
  • Online automated essay grading systems
  • Virtual engineering education
  • VLEs for engineering students
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This volume aims at providing a deep probe into the most relevant issues in engineering education and digital learning and offers a comprehensive survey of how digital engineering education has developed, where it stands now, how research in this area has progressed, and what the prospects are for the future.

– Donna Russell, University of Missouri at Kansas City, USA
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Donna Russell is an assistant professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and co-owner of Arete Consulting, LLC. She has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in education specializing in instructional design. Her PhD is in educational psychology with an emphasis on cognition and technology. She is Co-PI on the National Science Foundation’s grant, Achieving Recruitment, Retention and Outreach With STEM, developing science, technology and engineering programs for urban high school students. She is chair of the Problem-Based Education Special Interest Group committee for the American Education Researchers Association. She has published several articles and book chapters on virtual learning including Online Professional Development for Educators: A Case Study Analysis using Cultural Historical Activity Theory; Implementing an Innovation Cluster in Educational Settings to Develop Constructivist-based Learning Environments; Transformation in an Urban School: Using Systemic Analysis to Understand an Innovative Urban Teacher’s Implementation of an Online Problem-Based Unit; Group Collaboration in an Online Problem-based University Course in Creativity and Problem-Based Learning and Understanding the Effectiveness of Collaborative Activity in Online Professional Development with Innovative Educators through Inter-Subjectivity in Information and Communication Technology for Enhanced Education and Learning: Advanced Applications and Development.
A. K. Haghi holds a BSc in urban and environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina (USA); a MSc in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University (USA); a DEA in applied mechanics, acoustics and materials from Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France); and a PhD in engineering sciences from Université de Franche-Comté (France). He is the author and editor of 165 books as well as 1000 published papers in various journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Haghi has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. Since 1983, he served as a professor at several universities. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Polymers Research Journal and on the editorial boards of many international journals. He is also a faculty member of University of Guilan (Iran) and a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC), Montreal, Canada.
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Editorial Advisory Board
  • M. Ciocoiu, Technical University of Asachi, Romania
  • A. Hamrang, Education Consulting, UK
  • R. Janardhanam, University of North Carolina, USA
  • V. Mottaghitalab, University of Guilan, Iran
  • F. Naghiyev, Azerbaijan State Oil Academy, Azerbaijan
  • S. Thomas, Mahatma Gandhi University, India
  • H. Ghanadzadeh, University of Guilan, Iran
  • J. Kamm, University of Toledo, USA
  • Eduardo A. Castro, Research Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physical-Chemistry (INIFTA), Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • L. A. Pothan, Bishop Moore College, India
  • G. E. Zaikov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia