San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
Continuing Professional Development
25.200.1 - 25.200.5
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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