Advances in communications and computer technology, as well as in human-computer interfaces, have enabled concurrent advances in Web-based education. A number of case studies concerning applications of Web-based education for both distance learning and on-campus programs have been published. Primarily, these studies have focused on individual assessments of the web-based technologies. In contrast, this paper will provide a broad based assessment of applied web-based technology for higher education. This research was conducted via a survey completed by university and college faculty from numerous 4-year institutions. To gain an effective assessment, eleven categories of web-based course delivery tools, such as chatrooms and digitized lectures, were included in this survey. In addition, for each course delivery tool category, course instructors were asked for the frequency of application of the particular tool and their perceptions of importance, efficiency of use, and instructor satisfaction for each tool. Accordingly, this paper presents the findings of this recent survey.

Meeting Name

ASEE Annual Conference (1998: Jun. 28-Jul. 1; Seattle, WA)


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Second Department

Psychological Science

Keywords and Phrases

Curricula; Engineering education; Human computer interaction; Information technology; Learning systems; Societies and institutions; Students; Supervisory personnel; User interfaces; World Wide Web; Asynchronous learning networks; Web based higher education programs; Computer aided instruction

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Article - Conference proceedings

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Final Version

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