Developing Geotechnical Laboratory Web-based Instructional Materials for Second- and Third-Year Civil Engineering Students CIVL210 & CIVL311

Title Developing Geotechnical Laboratory Web-based Instructional Materials for Second- and Third-Year Civil Engineering Students CIVL210 & CIVL311
Faculty/College/Unit Applied Science
Status Completed
Duration 1 Year
Initiation 04/01/2015
Completion 03/15/2016
Project Summary

This application is to support the development of web-based instructional materials in geotechnical engineering undergraduate courses. The intent of these materials is to give students consistent instructions on safety and proper use of the instrumentation in the laboratory, thus allowing the students to conveniently review such instructions as often as necessary prior to laboratory sessions. This will enhance the student learning by dedicating lab time for actual hands-on elements and interaction with teaching assistants (TAs). Further to this flexibility, web-based instruction also eliminates instructional ambiguity by providing quality assurance. Initial TLEF funding will provide resources for developing the instructional materials for three or more laboratory experiments for 400+ second and third-year Engineering Students through CIVL210 and 311. These materials will be integrated with existing web-based laboratory instructional resources currently developed under the Flexible Learning Initiatives (FLI) support in Civil Engineering Department.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2015/2016
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Yahya Nazhat
Year 1: Funded Amount 13,073
Year 1: Team Members

Jonathan Fannin, Civil Engineering
Dharma Wijewickreme, Civil Engineering
John Howie, Civil Engineering
Mahdi Taiebat, Civil Engineering
Noboru Yonemitsu, Civil Engineering

Project Report Final-Report-2015-TLEF-SP-Nazhat-WEB.pdf