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Global Engineering Education: Benefits And Limitations Of Distance Education

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2000 Annual Conference


St. Louis, Missouri

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June 18, 2000

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June 18, 2000

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June 21, 2000



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5.319.1 - 5.319.6



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Hamid Y. Eydgahi

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Saeid Y. Eidgahy

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Global Engineering Education: Benefits and Limitations of Distance Education

By Hamid Y. Eydgahi Dean/Associate Professor Engineering and Industrial Technologies Lima Technical College 4240 Campus Drive, Lima, Ohio 45804-3597 Phone: (419) 995-8230 Fax: (419) 995-8095


Saeid Y. Eidgahy, Ph.D. Dean/Professor Engineering Technologies, Applied and Computer Sciences Jefferson Community College 4000 Sunset Boulevard, Steubenville, Ohio 43952 Phone: (740) 264-5591 Ext. 207 Fax: (740) 264-1338/9504


The continuing demand for life-long learning and availability of quality engineering personnel is strategically important to the economic welfare of today’s businesses and industries. This unparalleled need is essentially provoked by swift changes in advanced technologies and an evermore-global competitive environment. The success of this workforce will then be depended on the availability of an educational system capable of responding to these new requirements, which are being met by application of technology and fostered by some educational institutions as well as their partners in corporate and industrial sectors.

The fundamental principle of access to education ‘at any time, any place, any where, and any how’ have resulted in an explosion of new alliances such as Western Governors, Southern Regional and Open University – USA. At the same time, a review of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Manufacturing Education Plan clearly outlines emerging skills such as Personal attributes (values), communication and teamwork as prerequisites for success.

This presentation specifically focus on:

• A historical perspective, • Recent developments and collaborations,


Eydgahi, H. Y., & Eidgahy, S. Y. (2000, June), Global Engineering Education: Benefits And Limitations Of Distance Education Paper presented at 2000 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. 10.18260/1-2--8411

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