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Integrating Teaching And Technology Using Coelive

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2006 Annual Conference & Exposition


Chicago, Illinois

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June 18, 2006

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June 18, 2006

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June 21, 2006



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Computers in Education Poster Session

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Computers in Education

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11.795.1 - 11.795.8



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Ece Yaprak Wayne State University

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Dr. Ece Yaprak is an Associate Professor of Engineering Technology at WSU. Her academic interests are in digital design and computer networking. Her research has led to seven NASA and one U.S. NAVY faculty fellowships and three NASA grants. Her professional experience at General Electric, the Ford Motor Company, and several NASA laboratories and the US Navy SPAWAR Center help her blend real world experience into her teaching. She has won three teaching awards in the College of Engineering. She has developed distance learning classes. She is an IEEE/TAC program evaluator.

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Abstract Profound advances in communication networks and computer technology have redefined the concept of distance learning and its delivery methods. Even though the trend of integrating teaching with various innovative instructional technologies is here, completely online engineering or engineering technology education is not yet widespread throughout engineering colleges and universities. This is partly due to the quality issues in voice/video in online courses, insufficient support for university faculty to offer such courses, and challenges faced in offering laboratory classes.

“___________University (___)” has various initiatives for innovative instructional technology, whether for a completely on-line or for part of a traditional classroom education. The Division of Engineering Technology (DET) faculty at the College of Engineering (CoE) at (___) has been a part of these initiatives. The CoE at (___) has a real-time, instructor-led suite of online tools to help design, create, and broadcast synchronous and asynchronous online courses. This College of Engineering Live (CoELive) consists of the CoELive virtual campus and the ERMS (Educational Resource Management System). CoELive is a collection of high-end servers connected to very large fiber network running sophisticated online courseware development and distribution software. At the heart of the CoELive system is the Web-4-M engine offered by JDH Technologies. Web 4-M’s comprehensive learning environment mimics the classroom setting by integrating both synchronous and asynchronous online tools to maximize learning.

This paper is largely confined to tackling the three challenges mentioned above via the implementation of CoELive tools. The laboratory-based Advanced Digital Design course is the first to implement the use of the CoELive tools in the Division of Engineering Technology at (___). This paper presents the implementation of this tool. The challenges of implementing an on-line laboratory using the tool will also be presented.


The traditional delivery method for higher education has been a classroom setting with an instructor giving a lecture and students listening and writing notes. Interaction between the instructor and students has been viewed as an essential learning element within this arrangement. However, recent progress and rapid deployment in networking and information technology is allowing educators with a wide variety of choices in delivery methods. The distance learning platform today is becoming very different from even a few years ago. The synchronous distance learning infrastructure, for example, is


Yaprak, E. (2006, June), Integrating Teaching And Technology Using Coelive Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. 10.18260/1-2--834

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