San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
25.570.1 - 25.570.13
Enhancing graduate online programs by using digital library servicesAbstractThe Master of Science in Engineering Technology (MSET) program was developed at DrexelUniversity to provide a graduate level educational opportunity on a full- or part-time basis. Theprogram is designed to be extremely flexible; it permits the student to select a combination ofcourses relevant to individual career goals in technology or to provide the foundation for furtheradvanced study. The multidisciplinary curriculum includes core courses and electives in suchareas as rapid prototyping, programmable devices and systems, modern energy conversiontechnologies, lean manufacturing principles, project management, to name a few. The program iscurrently available entirely online and several of the courses employ web-based laboratoryexercises. Through collaboration with Drexel University Libraries, online instructional sessionsare planned, designed, and executed. These include: developing quality information seeking andresearch skills, keeping current with new research, and efficient management of qualityreferences. With technologies available such as Web Conferencing, Chat Reference or InstantMessaging, Email Reference, Course Management System Integration, Blogs, Text Messagingand Telephone service, distance learners receive necessary assistance needed for their projectsand assignments through virtual environments. This also helps them discover a variety ofinformation resources available through the Library website which otherwise they would nothave known since they do not come to campus. The information skills learned during the processcontribute to life-long learning among the students in this new online program. Assessmentsmechanisms are envisioned to measure students acquired information skills.
Genis, V., & Bhatt, J. J., & Woodson, S. A. (2012, June), Enhancing Graduate Online Programs by Using Digital Library Services Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/21327
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