CD-ROM development for a certificate program in acoustics

Victor W. Sparrow, Vickie S. Williams

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The Pennsylvania State University is currently developing a computer-based certificate program in acoustics aimed at individuals interested in pursuing a career in noise control engineering. This paper describes the development of a CD-ROM to deliver instruction in the program. Supplemented by a study guide, reading assignments, and homework, the purpose of the CD-ROM is to take the place of, and improve upon, traditional lectures in a course in acoustics. On each CD-ROM are placed hypertext markup language (HTML) files which are viewable in a provided world wide web browser. These HTML files contain text, graphics, sounds, animations, and equations, the latter in the form of graphics interchange format files. The student moves at their own pace from page to page through the HTML files as they would view overheads in a lecture presentation, but the hypertext, sound, and animation links allow for a more thorough treatment of the material. Having the HTML files already on the CD-ROM eliminates the communications delays inherent if all the files were only on the Internet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-374
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - National Conference on Noise Control Engineering
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 National Conference on Noise Control Engineering , NOISE-CON. Part 2 (of 2) - University Park, PA, USA
Duration: Jun 15 1997Jun 17 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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