Flexible engineering degree programs with remote access laboratories in an Australian regional university known for its excellence in e-learning

Ku, H. and Goh, S. and Ahfock, A. (2011) Flexible engineering degree programs with remote access laboratories in an Australian regional university known for its excellence in e-learning. Computer Applications in Engineering Education, 19 (1). pp. 18-25. ISSN 1099-0542

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Abstract

Flexible delivery of education is the starting point for discussion in this paper. The e-learning history of the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) was used to contextualise the paper. USQOnline was mentioned next. The paper then describes the Distance and e-Learning Centre (DeC) in USQ. It then focused on the innovative delivery of USQ engineering degree programs, where the course flexibility was then highlighted together with their innovative residential schools and future remote access laboratories at USQ; an example of a remotely accessible laboratory was also mentioned. A large number of international and domestic students enrolled in USQ Bachelor of Engineering programs since their inception by external mode only. Finally, the paper discussed distance education and e-learning in USQ and Australia.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Submitted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Harry Ku
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 01:32
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2014 06:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: flexible delivery; e-learning; innovative residential school; remote access laboratories; USQOnline; distance learning; engineering degree
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1002/cae.20284
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8782

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