ERIC Number: EJ810715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Challenging E-Learning: An Evaluation of the STUDIO Project at TU Delft
Kamp, L. M.; De Jong, F.; Ravesteijn, W.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v33 n1 p117-125 Mar 2008
Lots of papers are being published about e-learning in engineering education. In these papers, positive experiences and aspects seem to overshadow negative ones. However, there are still some problematic sides worth studying. In order to improve its quality these should receive broad attention too. We present an explicit two-sided evaluation of the STUDIO e-learning project carried out at TU Delft in the Netherlands. STUDIO was set up as a Technology and Society course for all first-year students at TU Delft. Given the expected numbers of students, labour-extensivity was an important aim. STUDIO was introduced in three faculties. At the SEFI-conference 2002 the project was evaluated by its designers using student-questionnaires. In this article teachers describe their experiences with STUDIO over some years. Together it gives rise to a balanced view of e-learning in engineering education and provides a good base for improvement.
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Foreign Countries, Technical Institutes, Institutional Evaluation, Electronic Learning, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands