Web-Based Learning by Tele-Collaborative Production in Engineering Education

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This chapter deals with the need and the potential for reforming design projects into web-based learning by tele-collaborative production in engineering education. An overview of related topics is provided, including the impact of computer-mediated communication (CMC) on engineering and engineering education, the role of social creativity and dominance of multidisciplinary thinking in modern engineering, assessing designers and the design process, and more. In addition to discussing the need and the potential for reforming engineering design projects, two major strategies for webbased learning by collaborative production in engineering education are discussed.
It is concluded that short projects focusing on early design stages should be encouraged for the current assimilation of tele-collaboration, whereas long and complex design tasks may currently be better handled in a local framework.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer-supported collaborative learning in higher education
EditorsTim S. Roberts
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIdea Group Publishing
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)159140410X
ISBN (Print)1591404088, 9781591404101, 1591404096, 9781591404088, 9781591404095
StatePublished - 2005


  • Group work in education
  • Education, Higher


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