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Online E Learning Environment For Delivering Real, Hands On Laboratory Experiments

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

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June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

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June 25, 2003



Conference Session

ECE Online Courses, Labs, and Programs

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8.900.1 - 8.900.12

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Nathan Chao

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Session 2432

Online e-learning Environment for Delivering Real Hands On

Laboratory Experiments

Nathan Chao, Queenborough Community College CUNY


Internet technology and web-based approaches to engineering and technology education

have made great instructional inroads both for students and faculty. Apart from the millions of

students already receiving educational material over their schools’ intranets, nearly a million

students were enrolled in distance learning courses last year according to a research report from

International Data Corporation. IDC projects that 3 million students will be enrolled in such

courses in three years.

Students are now learning with extended and alternative cognitive skills and faculty are

changing traditional collegiate instruction for web-mediated approaches. Engineering content

and materials are being put on the Web at an increasing rate.

Much progress has been made in the delivery of recitation type material either over the

net or by other audio and video means. For example, in a generous gesture, MIT plans to put all

of its courses on the internet. This 100 million dollar undertaking will make MIT caliber course

materials available for free to anyone in the world. By doing so, MIT is certain that it will raise

the standard of science and technology education all over the world. Schools in poor countries

will be able to gain easy access to world-class material prepared by world-class educators.

Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright ? 2003, American Society for Engineering Education

Chao, N. (2003, June), Online E Learning Environment For Delivering Real, Hands On Laboratory Experiments Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

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