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Development Of A Web Based Curriculum In Architectural Engineering Technology

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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Teaching Innovations in Architectural Engineering

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9.447.1 - 9.447.10



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Don Bury

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Bruce Mutter

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Development of a Web-Based Curriculum in Architectural Engineering Technology

Donald G. Bury, Bruce V. Mutter Bluefield State College


This paper highlights the work at Bluefield State College (BSC) to develop a web-based baccalaureate degree program option (B.S.) in Architectural Engineering Technology (ARET) that remains TAC-ABET accredited. Capitalizing on the initial success of our web-delivered courses in the School of Engineering Technology and Computer Science (SETCS) through its Center for Applied Research and Technology (CART), this work describes the research process used to measure our capability to provide an online version of our degree. Mid-career professionals interested in completing degree requirements without having to attend on-campus classes represent a new student target for our BS in ARET programs.

The program will continue to conform to our TAC-ABET requirements ensuring the quality of the on-line ARET program. The article will address the development of this new delivery method. The curriculum will be designed to operate in an interactive web-based environment for submission of coursework; concept diagrams, drawings, reports, and assorted forms. Class discussions, conferencing, forums and real-time project reviews will utilize current “chat-room” technology and newly emerging conference software applications. Testing opportunities will be devised through models similarly employed by Sylvan Learning Centers and NCARB, allowing online vignettes and projects. The research will determine the extent and volume that portfolio materials will be allowed to be used as submissions for program requirements.

The research will analyze the hardware needs required the institution for the delivery of the program and by students taking the individual courses. Cost analysis will include the cost of delivery of the program, individual courses, and impacts on faculty resources. Research will examine development of marketing strategies and propose market pricing for tuition and fees required by the program.

Proceedings of the 2004 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2004, American Society of Engineering Education

Bury, D., & Mutter, B. (2004, June), Development Of A Web Based Curriculum In Architectural Engineering Technology Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--13384

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