June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Electrical and Computer
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Distance Education Program in Electrical Engineering: TV Broadcasting, WebEx and Laboratory ManagementTraditional engineering programs are taught in a class setting, accompanied with laboratoryexercises that complement lecture and reinforce theory. This is the ideal format, as students haveeasy access to both faculty and laboratories. Many times, however, students are place-bound inlocations where they do not have access to institutions offering engineering programs.Furthermore, engineering degrees are expensive degrees and opening one requires a significantinvestment from the organization and/or the state. On the other hand, many community collegeshave laboratories that are highly underutilized despite being adequate for undergraduateinstruction. Following this reasoning YYY XXX University (YXU) extended its establishedElectrical Engineering (EE) program into ZZZ by partnering with WWW ZZZ CommunityCollege (WZCC). Upon finishing their two-year degree at the community college, students starttaking classes imparted by YXU faculty both through two-way interactive TV broadcasting andin the internet through Webex. This paper documents the various lessons learned through thefirst year of class delivery, including lecture delivery through TV broadcasting, dual-sitelaboratory management, advising issues, hardware setup, etc. Furthermore, it presents a modelfor a successful partnership between a four-year institution and a community college.
Rodriguez-Marek, E., & Koh, M., & Talarico, C., & Nyathi, J. (2011, June), Distance Education Program in Electrical Engineering Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17788
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