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Board # 71 : Distance Learning Experience in a Construction Engineering Program

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Conference

2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

Engineering Technology Division Poster Session

Tagged Division

Engineering Technology

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

13

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https://peer.asee.org/27910

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27

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Paper Authors

biography

Behnam Shadravan Florida A&M University

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Education

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Major: Structure, Minor: Geotechnical, University of Ottawa, ON, Canada(2010)
M.S. Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Structures, Construction, Sharif Univ. of Technology, Tehran, Iran (1996)
B.S. Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (1993)

Appointments

Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL (8/14 - Current)
Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Eng., Behrend College, Penn State University, Erie, PA(8/12 - 8/14)
Associate Professor, Engineering Tech. Department Com. College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA (8/10 - 8/12)
Visiting Research Assistant Professor, Research on concrete structures retrofitting, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA (1/12 - 8/12)
Part Time Professor, Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, University of Ottawa, Canada (1/04 - 8/10)
Part-Time Lecturer, University of Water and power technology, Tehran, Iran (8/99 - 8/01)

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Yves J. Anglade Florida A&M University/Florida State University

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Abstract

Distance Learning Experience in a Construction Engineering Program

Behnam Shadravan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Construction Engineering Technology, School of Architecture and Engineering Technology, Florida A&M University Keshia Torruella, Florida A&M University Alumni, Engineering Technician at Naval Facilities Engineering Command Yves Anglade, Ph.D., Director of the division of Engineering Technology, School of Architecture and Engineering Technology, Florida A&M University

ABSTRACT

The engineering technology division is equipped with the long distance learning facilities at Florida A&M University. It is because the Distance Learning has been considered as a priority in the programs. This research investigates the current situation of long distance learning. It provides a case of a long distance student, graduated from the construction engineering technology program of Construction Engineering program after a decade of leaving the school that could occur with the flexibility that the distance learning obtained. It demonstrates the experience of an instructor, a long distance student, and the construction engineering technology program. She was guided to follow her studies both Hybrid and recorded capabilities. The recorded class videos allowed the student to review the class lectures. This was a very important possibility for the student who worked full time in the related construction jobs long distance from the university. Senior construction engineering technology courses were taught using the distance learning. The professor used PowerPoint and board for the lecture. Additional explanations were presented using the document camera and the board. All of them were visible for the long distance student both live, and they were recorded for her reference after the course. The course material was posted on Blackboard. The students contacted the professor using emails and phone calls. The courses assessed by assignments, quizzes, projects, and exams. A presentation of the long distance student was a memorable experience for the class students. The continuous support of the university Information Technology services was the key to the successful offering of the courses. The presentation explains how the students, the instructor and the program director describe this experience, its advantages and defects, and suggestions for future.

Shadravan, B., & Anglade, Y. J. (2017, June), Board # 71 : Distance Learning Experience in a Construction Engineering Program Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27910

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