Design of public health engineering course using multimedia resources for dual mode delivery

Aravinthan, Vasantha (2010) Design of public health engineering course using multimedia resources for dual mode delivery. In: AaeE 2010: Past, Present, Future - the 'Keys' to Engineering Education Research and Practice, 5-8 Dec 2010, Sydney, Australia.

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Educating students who aspire to be engineers and technologists in the field of Public Health Engineering is a challenge as it encompasses a diverse technical content demanding an interdisciplinary knowledge encompassing chemistry and microbiology. Students find it hard to visualize the processes that occur within the treatment systems for successfully designing the components. This difficulty is even more complicated especially when the courses are offered at distance mode where students have to rely solely on the course materials to gain in-depth understanding. This paper presents successful design and development of multimedia resources such as animations for Public Health Engineering course which is perceived to be challenging by civil and environmental engineering undergraduates. The preliminary evaluation of the revitalized course indicates that the overall performance of the students increased by 12.1% in 2009 compared to 2008 as a result of enhancement.

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Additional Information: Copyright © 2010 Aravinthan, V: The authors assign to AaeE and educational non-profit institutions a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The authors also grant a non-exclusive licence to AaeE to publish this document in full on the World Wide Web (prime sites and mirrors) on CD-ROM or USB, and in printed form within the AaeE 2010 conference proceedings. Any other usage is prohibited without the express permission of the authors.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2011 06:01
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: multimedia resources; animations; public health engineering
Fields of Research : 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
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences

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