Enhancing architectural engineering capstone design courses through Web-based technologies

Jonathan U. Dougherty, M. Kevin Parfitt

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Abstract

Given the advancements in information and communication technologies and the significant opportunities for effective integration of such technology into academic environments, the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State (Penn State AE) has established and continues to refine a framework for the use of web-enhanced protocols in their yearlong capstone design course sequence. This paper will address the curriculum development and representative course enhancements associated with the framework, while showcasing various elements of the student-centered learning environment. In addition, an overview of the web-enhanced capstone design model being used at Penn State will be discussed. The use of web technology has provided a means for improving course management by the instructor, increasing the visibility of student-generated projects, enhancing the practice-based course content, increasing project archives, and emphasizing knowledge partnerships through student/practitioner interaction. Copyright ASCE 2006.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAEI 2006
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Integration Solutions - Proceedings of the 2006 Architectural Engineering National Conference
Number of pages1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 28 2006
EventAEI 2006 - Omaha, NE, United States
Duration: Mar 29 2006Apr 1 2006

Publication series

NameAEI 2006: Building Integration Solutions - Proceedings of the 2006 Architectural Engineering National Conference
Volume2006

Other

OtherAEI 2006
CountryUnited States
CityOmaha, NE
Period3/29/064/1/06

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Dougherty, J. U., & Parfitt, M. K. (2006). Enhancing architectural engineering capstone design courses through Web-based technologies. In AEI 2006: Building Integration Solutions - Proceedings of the 2006 Architectural Engineering National Conference (AEI 2006: Building Integration Solutions - Proceedings of the 2006 Architectural Engineering National Conference; Vol. 2006). https://doi.org/10.1061/40798(190)49