Timber Engineering Online.

Nolte, Sabine and Ridley-Ellis, Daniel (2006) Timber Engineering Online. Proceedings of the 9th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Portland 2006.

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This paper highlights some of the opportunities, challenges and issues encountered in creating online teaching and learning materials for timber engineering that provide an experience equivalent to face-to-face teaching for the student. It introduces the Timber Engineering Online project at Napier University’s Centre for Timber Engineering in Edinburgh, which aims to establish best-practice for flexible online education for the forest and timber industries with respect to learner needs as well as those of the education providers. The project is part-funded under the European Social Fund Scottish Objective 3 Programme 2000-2006, which aims to improve economic growth and create jobs in Scotland.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning materials; Online delivery; Timber engineering; Flexibility; Best practice; Industry needs; Student needs;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 500 Science > 500 Science > 507 Education, research & related topics
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture > > 634.9 Forestry
Library of Congress Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Item ID: 2524
Depositing User: Dr. Daniel Ridley-Ellis
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2009 10:39
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2011 04:49

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