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Distance learning and use of the Internet and the World Wide Web in education

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4 Author(s)
Aguilar, A. ; Coll. of Eng., Central Florida Univ., Orlando, FL, USA ; Eaglin, R. ; Batarseh, I. ; Bakir, N.

The objective of this paper is to address educational opportunities through distance learning and how to use the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW) to provide effective education to students at remote locations. A comparison between the traditional classroom verses distance learning is presented. Due to the unprecedented technological advancements in recent years, the role of computer technology in education has changed forever. An overview of various delivery mechanisms such as corresponding courses, taped lectures, interactive videos and the Internet are discussed. The current experience in setting up the first graduate course in the power electronics on the Web at the University of Central Florida (USA) is given as a case study

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Southeastcon '97. Engineering new New Century., Proceedings. IEEE

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12-14 Apr 1997