Supporting Distance and Flexible Education - Challenges in the Design and Development of Online Learning Resources

Mihai Dupac

Abstract

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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Dupac M. (2015). Supporting Distance and Flexible Education - Challenges in the Design and Development of Online Learning Resources . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-108-3, pages 491-496. DOI: 10.5220/0005454804910496


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@conference{csedu15,
author={Mihai Dupac},
title={Supporting Distance and Flexible Education - Challenges in the Design and Development of Online Learning Resources},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2015},
pages={491-496},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005454804910496},
isbn={978-989-758-108-3},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Supporting Distance and Flexible Education - Challenges in the Design and Development of Online Learning Resources
SN - 978-989-758-108-3
AU - Dupac M.
PY - 2015
SP - 491
EP - 496
DO - 10.5220/0005454804910496