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An investigation into the adoption of CDIO in distance education

Ferguson, Clive, Goodhew, Peter, Endean, Mark, Brodie, Lyn, Palmer, Stuart and Murphy, Matt 2008, An investigation into the adoption of CDIO in distance education, in EE 2008 : Proceedings for EE2008 : the International Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education, Higher Education Academy and the UK Centre for Materials Education, [Loughborough, England], pp. 1-12.

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Title An investigation into the adoption of CDIO in distance education
Author(s) Ferguson, Clive
Goodhew, Peter
Endean, Mark
Brodie, Lyn
Palmer, Stuart
Murphy, Matt
Conference name International conference on innovation, good practice and research in engineering education (2008 : Loughborough University, England)
Conference location Loughborough University, England
Conference dates 14-16 July 2008
Title of proceedings EE 2008 : Proceedings for EE2008 : the International Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2008
Conference series Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education Conference
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Publisher Higher Education Academy and the UK Centre for Materials Education
Place of publication [Loughborough, England]
Summary The Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate Initiative (CDIO) uses integrated learning to develop deep learning of the disciplinary knowledge base whilst simultaneously developing personal, interpersonal, product, process and system building skills. This is achieved through active and experiential learning methods that expose students to experiences engineers will encounter in their profession. These are incorporated not only in the design-build-test experiences that form a crucial part of a CDIO programme but also in disciplinefocused studies. Active and experiential learning methods are, of course, more difficult to incorporate into distance education. This paper investigates these difficulties and the implications in providing a programme that best achieves the goals of the CDIO approach through contemporary distance education methods.

First, the key issues of adopting the CDIO approach in conventional oncampus courses are considered with reference to the development of the CDIO engineering programmes at the University of Liverpool. The different models of distance based delivery of engineering programmes provided by the Open University in the UK, and Deakin University and the University of Southern Queensland in Australia are then presented and issues that may present obstacles to the future adoption of the CDIO approach in these programmes are discussed.

The effectiveness and suitability of various solutions to foreseen difficulties in delivering CDIO programmes through distance education are then considered. These include the further development, increased use and interinstitutional sharing of technology based facilities such as Internet facilitated access to laboratory facilities and computer aided learning (CAL) laboratory simulations, oncampus workshops, and the development of a virtual engineering enterprise.
ISBN 9781904804734
Language eng
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2008, Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre and the UK Centre for Materials Education
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018128

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