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The Curriculum Technology Enhancement Program At Embry Riddle University

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.989.1 - 6.989.15

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James Ladesic

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Session 1302

The Curriculum Technology Enhancement Program at Embry Riddle University

James G. Ladesic

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Most of the faculty now teaching engineering at US institutions grew up with the vacuum tube, slide rule, and punch card. Over the past ten years, however, there has been a paradigm shift in the nature of computing technologies far different from those that faculty have spent the majority of their life’s experience getting comfortable with. Computer network-based engineering technologies have been, more or less, implemented throughout industry. The Curriculum Technology Enhancement Program (CTEP) at Embry Riddle is a University program created by faculty for faculty who teach engineering and science. CTEP is designed to provide engineering faculty at both ERAU campuses with incentives and opportunities to advance their skills in the use of professional-grade engineering software as well as in the use of other contemporary educational technologies. It is hoped that this project will foster and encourage enthusiasm among the engineering faculty for the implementation of technology within the courses they teach. It should also help them identify opportunities within the curriculum for the application of modern engineering technologies that could enrich course delivery, enhance student-developed design skills and advance the level of understanding attained by the students enrolled in their courses. Through involvement in CTEP, interested faculty members may become sufficiently familiar with a host of new technologies and attain enough experience using them to generate meaningful transformations within the engineering curriculum.

I. Introduction - The State of Engineering Education

With the arrival of the new century many engineering institutions find themselves struggling with numerous problems associated with modern engineering education, one of which is technology. There have been a host of books, articles and papers written on the significance of the technology age and how it could

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Ladesic, J. (2001, June), The Curriculum Technology Enhancement Program At Embry Riddle University Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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