Supporting distance and flexible education: Challenges in the Design and Development of Online Learning Resources

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Authors: Dupac, M.

Editors: Helfert, M., Restivo, M.T., Zvacek, S. and Uhomoibhi, J.

Volume: 2

Pages: 491-496

Publisher: SCITEPRESS – Science and Technology Publications

Place of Publication: Portugal

ISBN: 978-989-758-108-3

DOI: 10.5220/0005454804910496

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Authors: Dupac, M.

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Authors: Dupac, M.

Volume: 2

Pages: 491-496

ISBN: 9789897581083

In This Study, the Challenges in the Design, Development and Implementation of Online Learning Resources to Support a First Year Distance/Flexible Education Students for Their Final Aßeßment in an a Computer Aided Engineering Design (CAD) Claß Have Been Considered. since a Majority of the Flexible/Distance Learning Students Are Active Workers (Mature Students Involved in Different Industrial Sectors) They Want to Gain the Appropriate Skills and Practical Knowledge They Need for Their Careers. It Is Quite Evident That the Provided Resources Should Meet Student Expectations and Improve Their Academic, Transferable and Employability Skills. in This Regard, the Learning Resources Should Be Developed Considering the Actual Challenges in Delivering a Good Engineering Education, Unit Specification and Students Difficulties (Identified through the Received Feedback) in following and Fully Understanding Some of the Guided Reading. Questions regarding the Level at Which the Mathematical Theory Should Be Taught in the Claß, as Well as the Amount of Engineering Knowledge the Students Should Gain, Should Be Considered. the Use of CAD Simulation Software-Very Effective in Delivering Technical Subjects and Self-Directed Learning-Should Be Considered for Improving Student's Computer Knowledge and Abilities They Should Develop along the Learning Proceß. the Study Illustrates the Challenges in the Design and Development of Engineering Learning Resources-Complex Engineering Problems Which Would Traditionally Involve a Claßical Form of Instruction-Generated as Electronic Documents outside the Traditional Learning Environment. the Study Presents Learning Strategies and Shows That Computer Simulations and Visualization Represents Powerful Tools in Self-Directed Learning. to Validate the Findings, an Evaluation Procedure Was Considered.

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