Teaching courses for an engineering student abroad in iraq

James R. Sonnenmeier, Yi Wu

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Abstract

A student soldier assigned to go overseas was able to continue his education while abroad by taking key courses in an engineering program online. Using a course management system (CMS) software package and the internet, the courses were taught online in parallel with the normal semester courses. Generally, students take a leave of absence from the university when deployed with the military. This time away from study (called a "stopout") lengthens the time required to complete a degree program. However, sometimes it will actually preclude the completion of the program. Offering these distance learning courses was an effort to avoid that outcome. The tools included in the CMS allowed for the exchange of information and assignments in support of guided self-study. The faculty were able to control the student access to the information to maintain course integrity. The result has generally been satisfactory, however possible improvements are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInnovations in Engineering Education 2005
Subtitle of host publicationMechanical Engineering Education, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Heads
Pages211-214
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2005 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2005Nov 11 2005

Publication series

NameInnovations in Engineering Education 2005: Mechanical Engineering Education, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Heads
Volume2005

Other

Other2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2005
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period11/5/0511/11/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Sonnenmeier, J. R., & Wu, Y. (2005). Teaching courses for an engineering student abroad in iraq. In Innovations in Engineering Education 2005: Mechanical Engineering Education, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Heads (pp. 211-214). (Innovations in Engineering Education 2005: Mechanical Engineering Education, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Heads; Vol. 2005).