In the summer of 1997, the University of Missouri-Rolla's (UMR) Engineering Management Department began offering its first completely Web-based course. This graduate level course, Advanced Production Management, was designed to utilize a combination of Web-based tools to create a conducive, yet non-traditional, learning environment for its students. The students in the course did not physically have to attend any lectures and only met for an initial and final class period. The remainder of the course was conducted exclusively via Web-based tools. Accordingly, the Engineering Management Department commenced a research effort to determine the effectiveness of this new learning environment. This paper will discuss the initial results of this study, based on the first of three consecutive offerings of this course. Specifically, this paper addresses student subjective expectations and corresponding experiences as to the time required and learning effectiveness in comparison to a traditional, in-class, course. In addition, the expectations and learning experiences as related to specific Web-based tools are examined.
R. M. Evans et al., "Effectiveness of an On-Line Graduate Engineering Management Course: A Preliminary Study," Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference (1998, Seattle, WA), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Jan 1998.
ASEE Annual Conference (1998: Jun. 28-Jul. 1; Seattle, WA)
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Curricula; Engineering education; Engineering research; Management science; Online systems; Societies and institutions; Students; World Wide Web; Advanced production management; Engineering management; Graduate course; University of Missouri Rolla; Computer aided instruction
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