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Using Web-Based Technology in Laboratory Instruction to Reduce Costs
Departmental Papers (ESE)
  • Rita M Powell, University of Pennsylvania
  • Helen Anderson, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jan Van der Spiegel, University of Pennsylvania
  • David P Pope, University of Pennsylvania
The authors report the results of a project to reemphasize high quality, hands-on laboratory courses in the engineering curriculum while reducing their costs through the application of web-based teaching tools. The project resulted in substantial gains in productivity of faculty and staff, increased utilization of laboratory space, cost reductions in equipment, and improved quality of learning for our students.
Document Type
Journal Article
Date of this Version
Postprint version. "This is a preprint of an article published in Computer Applications in Engineering Education, Volume 10, Issue 4, 2002, pages 204-214."
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  • engineering education,
  • laboratory materials,
  • World Wide Web,
  • teaching technologies
Citation Information
Rita M Powell, Helen Anderson, Jan Van der Spiegel and David P Pope. "Using Web-Based Technology in Laboratory Instruction to Reduce Costs" (2002)
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