ERIC Number: ED456994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
A Classroom Model for WWW Use in Modern Engineering Education.
Barcia, Ricardo M.; Pacheco, Roberto; Paas, Leslie C.
This paper describes the pilot project for a model of automatically generated customizable World Wide Web (WWW) sites for on-campus classes at the Graduate Department of Production and Systems Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. This project is being integrated into the department's STELA system, the first Brazilian Java and databank-based university administration system. The WWW classroom sites component facilitates teaching and learning via improved access to internal and external resources, and improved student/student and student/teacher communication and collaboration. The purpose of this project is to incorporate the use of the learning networks into the present classroom with the goal of familiarizing both students and teachers with the use and advantages of information technologies, ultimately helping users to be better prepared to enter the production engineering workforce of today. Technical aspects of the system are described, and ideals for interface and hypermedia teaching/learning environments are discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, Science Education, Teaching Methods, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.ctc.puc.rio.br/icee-98/Icee/Index.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Engineering Education (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 17-20, 1998).