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Applying Distance Education Technologies to a Large-scale Engineering Mechanics Course

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Collection

2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Engineering Education for Modern Needs Part I: Non-traditional Learning Methods and Expanding Student Markets

Tagged Division

Continuing Professional Development

Page Count

5

Page Numbers

25.200.1 - 25.200.5

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/20960

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20

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Daniel Dickrell III University of Florida

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Abstract

Applying Distance Education Technologies to a Large-Scale EngineeringMechanics CourseA traditional engineering mechanics course with a very large enrollment (500 students) was enhancedby leveraging existing technologies originally purposed to serve distance engineering students in onlineprograms. The use of high-definition recorded lectures, online homework tools, social media, and coursemanagement systems allowed for an efficient delivery of engineering curriculum content by a singleprofessor and several teaching assistants. This increased instructional efficiency, in the form of fewerinstructors and support personnel required to teach such a large student population, did not come atthe expense of student learning experience as evidenced by student performance as compared toprevious semesters as well as student self-assessment of pedagogical efficacy.

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