Web-Based Approaches in Engineering Education

Web-Based Approaches in Engineering Education

Masoumeh Valizadeh (University of Guilan, Iran), Giancarlo Anzelotti (University of Parma, Italy) and Arezou S. Salehi (NV Bekaert SA, Belgium)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-869-2.ch017

Abstract

Among different branches of human knowledge and sciences, engineering, like medicine, is more involved in practical and daily-life aspects where the virtual utilities and educational software can be utilized to consummate the practical features of engineering education. Furthermore the virtual environment of e-learning courses can provide cheaper, safer, more comprehensive and more inclusive approaches to engineering educational material. The aim of this case is to count the requirements of engineering education and to accord the facilities and inadequacies of e-learning as training technique in engineering instruction.
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Engineering

Engineering is the discipline of implementing of science and mathematics to develop explanation for the problems and to find practical solutions that have an applicable outcome. Engineering is the knowledge of creating a new world based on the rules which science has already discovered. Engineers suppose to be inventors. They design and manufacture machines, processes, systems and even economical constitutions. Utilizing science and mathematics, they observe the world, find the troubles, dream up new ideas and realize the dreams to improve the quality of life and make our world a more comfortable place to live.

Based on scientific principles, every engineering discipline has two main tasks (Wintermantel 1999):

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