June 15, 1997
June 15, 1997
June 18, 1997
2.70.1 - 2.70.4
An Innovative Use of WWW for Enhancing Student Learning
Dr. Mihir K. Das California State University, Long Beach
This paper discusses the experience gained from an innovative use of World Wide Web (WWW) for enhancing the student learning. WWW offers an unique opportunity for displaying audio- visual material relating to any course offered. The access is fast and without barrier as a student can access the web from the home, dorm, labs, library or workplace. Also, there is no time constraint while the network is on. The author has put a General Education course called “Total Quality and Continuous Improvement” on the web. Many timely reminders such as important dates, assignments, projects, class schedules and daily agenda are available for students to see on the web. As a result, they are better prepared when they come to the classroom. Other important features such as the grading policy, texts and bibliography, course outline, class supplies, and student profiles are also displayed. Many web links to other websites and home pages on subjects of interests provide a very useful tool for research and, helping students gain a broader understanding of the subject matter. As a part of a set of exercises the students are encouraged to design their own web pages covering topics related to the course. It makes learning fun, the students can surf-the-net around the globe to gain knowledge about TQM topics and the students can put the internet to serious use.
This paper will discuss some of the advantages of using a webpage for facilitating and augmenting student learning. The title of the course on the web is “ENGR 375I: Total Quality and Continuous Improvement”. It has been designed to offer insight to students on salient and practical issues and upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
A. Define the Total Quality concepts and their implications. B. Identify the major components of Total Quality Management (TQM). C. Appreciate mission and goal setting through the strategic planning approach. D. Use simple statistical tools to evaluate and monitor progress of quality and other variables. E. Use the Variability Reduction approach to reduce or eliminate waste. F. Acquire and use skills related to TQM methodologies such as Quality Function Deployment (QFD) to carry out a situation analysis. G. Articulate and integrate the Total Quality concepts such as Continuous Improvement to improve their own life and work environment. H. Better understand and appreciate global competitiveness issues.
Das, D. M. K. (1997, June), An Innovative Use Of Www For Enhancing Student Learning Paper presented at 1997 Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. https://peer.asee.org/6621
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