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Lessons in On-Campus and Distance Learning Delivery of an Introductory Naval Architecture Course

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014



Conference Session

Ocean and Marine Division Technical Session 1

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Ocean and Marine

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24.860.1 - 24.860.6



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Jennifer Grimsley Michaeli PE Old Dominion University

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Dr. Michaeli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology of Old Dominion University. She received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University, her MSc in Ocean Systems Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her BSc in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute. Prior to her arrival to ODU, Dr. Michaeli over 15 years with the Department of Defense and industry as a Naval Architect and Program Manager where she carried out design and engineering, construction and testing for marine vehicles. At ODU, Dr. Michaeli’s research and educational interests include topics concerning naval architecture, marine engineering, design, manufacturing and testing of composites and lightweight structures, and engineering multi-criteria decision methodologies. Dr. Michaeli is actively involved in industry-government-academia partnerships to further the advancement of naval and marine engineering.

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Lessons in On-Campus and Distance Learning Delivery of an Introductory Naval Architecture Course to Engineering and Engineering Technology Undergraduate StudentsThis paper describes the author’s experiences in multi-mode (face-to-face and online)delivery of an introductory-level course on the topic of Naval Architecture geared towards anaudience of engineering and engineering technology undergraduate students with no previousmaritime background. The goal of this course is to expose talented undergraduateengineering students to the marine industry and to prepare those interested in pursing a careerin this field with an introductory understanding of the complex nature of designing andbuilding ships and other marine vessels. This course was offered in Spring 2013 and Fall2013 to a group of engineering and engineering technology students. The course was offeredas hybrid course with students enrolled both as on-campus and distance-learning students.The paper touches on experiences and feedback from the instructor and students related tolectures, labs, assignments, project-based learning and site-visits.

Michaeli, J. G. (2014, June), Lessons in On-Campus and Distance Learning Delivery of an Introductory Naval Architecture Course Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20751

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