Development and Delivery of an Interactive Web-Based Seminar


As technology improves our ability to exchange information, the goals of information exchange become more complex. Traditional means of transferring information, such as a conference or a journal article, may not be sufficient under some conditions. An audience may be spread over the globe, the information may not present well in a written format, more time may be needed than is allowed at a conference, there may be requirements to archive data so it can be viewed at a later date. These problems can be solved using the internet as an information transfer medium. A web seminar with live streaming audio satisfies these goals and can be implemented with minimal cost and effort.

In the past year, we developed and delivered a web-based seminar from the University of Missouri-Rolla to help disseminate material we created as part of an NSF-CCLI grant. As few ready-made, affordable options existed for delivering a web seminar at that time, we explored several methods of developing and delivering the seminar ourselves.

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2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Vive L'ingenieur (2002: Jun. 16-19, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Broadcasting; Computer software; Cost effectiveness; Curricula; HTML; Information analysis; World Wide Web

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Article - Conference proceedings

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© 2002 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Jun 2002