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Designing E-Learning Environments for Engineers

, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The purpose of this poster presentation is to illustrate the various integrated factors that impact on the design of e-learning environments for engineers. Central to this, are the different learning principles, theories, and domains that need to be considered when designing e-learning content. General e-learning design issues are summarised, with specific topics highlighted for the engineering environment. In developing e-learning environments, the focus can be directed too much on the technology with the actual content being considered and added afterwards. E-learning providers need to be aware of the fundamental factors that should be considered to produce and maintain an effective e-learning environment. As the factors cannot be compared directly, a framework is developed that groups associated issues together as philosophy, content, delivery, management, or technology categories, in order to provide guidance for designing successful e-learning environments.


James-Gordon, Y. (2003). Designing E-Learning Environments for Engineers. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 803-804). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 12, 2019 from .