On the use of advanced IT tools to facilitate effective, geographically distributed student design teams

Barry Davidson, John Dannenhoffer, Geraldine Gay, Anthony Ingraffea, Scott Jones, Jae Shin Lee, Michael Stefanone, Alan Zehnder

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Abstract

To provide a formal mechanism to learn about, and teach students bout, tools and techniques for harnessing the benefits of distance collaborations, Syracuse and Cornell Universities are collaboratively teaching a senior-level engineering design course. Communication in the course include lectures by distance learning classrooms, asynchronous communications through a web-based collaboration environment and off-hours meetings between students and faculty. To help the student design teams communicate, a web-based collaboration environment called the Advanced Interactive Discovery Environment (AIDE) is developed. All aspects of the cossurse and the IT use are monitored to extract research findings on the design and use the tools for distance collaboration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7935-7940
Number of pages6
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Event2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 25 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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