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Internet Based Curriculum Innovation in Information Engineering and E-Business: The Integrated Curriculum Delivery System
Amy R. Pritchett, Alexander B. Quinn, George Nickles, Mahima Ashok, Mark Iken, J. C. Lu
School of Industrial and Systems Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology
The current compartmentalization of educational material into courses limits a student’s ability to quickly and easily access information from a variety of topics, explore new topics, and review prerequisite knowledge once in more advanced courses. In a larger sense, students may not understand the relationships between material presented in different courses, and therefore not develop an understanding of the fundamental relationship between concepts in their area of study. The compartmentalization of material is a result of physical and temporal expediency, including the practical need to delineate faculty responsibilities, the lack of a standardized method for referencing material between courses, and the specialization within individual academic domains. As a result, ascertaining the relationships between common concepts occurring within and between disciplines becomes a challenge for students.
Considering the limited resources of educators and students, a technological solution is proposed to address the problems with concept learning in individual courses. A set of software tools has been developed to design, deliver, and evaluate course material through the Internet. The software tools also provide a means of relating material between different courses to promote conceptual learning within and between courses. As such, these tools employ the concepts of curriculum integration and are termed the Integrated Curriculum Delivery System. Thus, by integrating the knowledge content of distinct courses into a unified whole, the Integrated Curriculum Delivery System seeks to provide information to educators and students in a manner that will support deeper conceptual understanding.
This document begins with an overview of curriculum integration and its potential for promoting concept learning. A discussion of the software tools created for the Integrated Curriculum Delivery System follows. The system is currently in development at the Georgia Institute of Technology for the design, delivery and evaluation of an integrated curriculum in Information
Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2002, American Society for Engineering Education
Iken, M., & Ashok, M., & Lu, J., & Quinn, A., & Pritchett, A., & Nickles, G. (2002, June), Internet Based Curriculum Innovation In Information Engineering And E Business: The Integrated Curriculum Delivery System Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. https://peer.asee.org/10635
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