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Author Davidson, B. ♦ Davidson, R. ♦ Gay, G. ♦ Ingraffea, A. ♦ Jones, S. ♦ Miller, M. ♦ Nozick, L. ♦ Zehnder, A. ♦ Sheckler, R. ♦ Rath, C.
Sponsorship IEEE Educ. Soc. ♦ IEEE Comput. Soc. ♦ American Soc. Eng. Educ. (Educ. Res. & Methods Div.)
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2002
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Collaboration ♦ Collaborative work ♦ Collaborative software ♦ Educational institutions ♦ Education ♦ Teamwork ♦ NASA ♦ Space technology ♦ Personnel ♦ Vehicles
Abstract Syracuse and Cornell Universities have developed and are currently teaching a new senior level design course that emphasizes teamwork, collaboration at a distance and multidisciplinary activities. This project is intended to be a path finder for NASA as it researches and works to gain the acceptance of technologies that will enable geographically dispersed personnel to work closely on projects. The design project is based around structural and thermal systems for a reusable launch vehicle. The students engage in design, analysis, simulation, building, and testing using virtual reality, and synchronous and asynchronous learning environments. The course is taught synchronously at Cornell and Syracuse using advanced teleconferencing facilities. A key feature of the project is that teams, consisting of students from both Cornell and Syracuse, must work together on their designs. This is facilitated by the use of an advanced, web-based collaboration environment that allows for asynchronous and synchronous communication, including audio/video conferencing, screen and application sharing, chat, instant messaging, access to reference materials and to design and simulation software.
Description Author affiliation: MAME Dept., Syracuse Univ., NY, USA (Davidson, B.)
ISBN 0780374444
ISSN 01905848
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2002-11-06
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 95.12 kB

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library