Title: Online Thermodynamics courseware development

Authors: F.L. Tan, S.C. Fok

Addresses: School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, 639798, Singapore. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, P.O. Box 2533, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abstract: This paper presents the development of a web-based courseware to complement and supplement an undergraduate-level course in thermodynamics at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The courseware is developed and continuously improved by the students, for the students. This on-going process helps to keep the materials updated and adapted to the students| needs. The design considerations, software tools used, and the implementation discussed in this paper may be useful for the advancement of computer-aided instructional tools in other subject areas and institutions.

Keywords: online learning; e-learning; web-based courseware; courseware development; thermodynamics; computer-aided instruction; CAI; engineering education; undergraduate courses; Singapore.

DOI: 10.1504/WRSTSD.2008.020286

World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 2008 Vol.5 No.3/4, pp.315 - 333

Published online: 14 Sep 2008 *

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