ERIC Number: EJ884330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
Continuing Engineering Education through Distance Learning
Baukal, C. E.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v35 n2 p225-233 May 2010
The demand for distance continuing engineering education (CEE) is growing. This article describes the following with regard to CEE: the purpose; its importance, trends and unique challenges. Distance education can meet some of these challenges. Benefits and challenges of distance CEE are discussed along with the different types of distance CEE providers including universities, professional and trade organisations, corporate universities, for-profit education providers and government. Some recommendations are given for distance CEE. The specific focus here is on non-degree courses that are generally highly practical and focused.
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Distance Education, Engineering, Continuing Education, Educational Trends, Barriers, Performance Factors, Lifelong Learning, Professional Continuing Education, Program Descriptions, Educational Resources
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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