Construction education using the World Wide Web

Cliff J. Schexnayder, Avi Wiezel

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Lecturing is not the purpose of teaching. The purpose is transferring knowledge. The World Wide Web (WWW) helps in distributing information, but can it improve the quality and effectiveness of transferring knowledge? An Arizona State University undergraduate estimating course employs the WWW to support instructional delivery of technical materials. Cooperative learning, multi-media tools, and other electronic resources enhanced the WWW structured course. This course delivery system, using the latest developments in information technology, enables students and instructor to work closely and cohesively in many new ways. Requiring students to use WWW technology and cooperative learning concepts supports knowledge transfer and enables the instructor to effectively reach individual students. The delivery system builds student interest, supports the development of 'people' skills, and enhances student teacher communication. Student surveys show that the system does improve the quality and effectiveness of transferring knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Editors Anon
PublisherASEE
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 Annual ASEE Conference - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: Jun 28 1998Jul 1 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 Annual ASEE Conference
CitySeattle, WA, USA
Period6/28/987/1/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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