Engaging distance education students in online graduate level courses in acoustics, noise and vibration

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Abstract

For more than 25 years, the Graduate Program in Acoustics at Penn State has been offering courses leading to the M.Eng. degree in Acoustics to students at a distance. While methods of course delivery have changed during that time span, the intent and purpose has remained constant: To provide a rigorous and comprehensive acoustics curriculum available to a wide variety of students from different backgrounds and locations. In this paper we provide a brief overview of the M.Eng. in Acoustics Distance Education program along with our current delivery methods. We also summarize the topical content and professor-student interactions for three specific courses: Noise Control Engineering, Computational Acoustics, and Research and Writing for Acousticians. The focus of the paper will be the challenges of engaging distance education students in an online graduate level course in acoustics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication42nd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2013, INTER-NOISE 2013
Subtitle of host publicationNoise Control for Quality of Life
PublisherOAL-Osterreichischer Arbeitsring fur Larmbekampfung
Pages5746-5754
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781632662675
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event42nd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2013: Noise Control for Quality of Life, INTER-NOISE 2013 - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: Sep 15 2013Sep 18 2013

Publication series

Name42nd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2013, INTER-NOISE 2013: Noise Control for Quality of Life
Volume7

Other

Other42nd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2013: Noise Control for Quality of Life, INTER-NOISE 2013
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period9/15/139/18/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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    Russell, D. A., Sparrow, V. W., & Hambric, S. A. (2013). Engaging distance education students in online graduate level courses in acoustics, noise and vibration. In 42nd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2013, INTER-NOISE 2013: Noise Control for Quality of Life (pp. 5746-5754). (42nd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2013, INTER-NOISE 2013: Noise Control for Quality of Life; Vol. 7). OAL-Osterreichischer Arbeitsring fur Larmbekampfung.