Design of public health engineering course using multimedia resources for dual mode delivery

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Aravinthan, Vasantha. 2010. "Design of public health engineering course using multimedia resources for dual mode delivery." Gardner, Anne and Jolly, Lesley (ed.) 21st Annual Conference for the Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE 2010). Sydney, Australia 05 - 08 Dec 2010 Sydney, Australia.
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Design of public health engineering course using multimedia resources for dual mode delivery

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AuthorAravinthan, Vasantha
EditorsGardner, Anne and Jolly, Lesley
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2010)
Number of Pages8
Year2010
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
ISBN978064546100
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://aaee.com.au/conferences/AAEE2010/PDF/AUTHOR/AE100120.PDF
Conference/Event21st Annual Conference for the Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE 2010)
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21st Annual Conference for the Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE 2010)
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Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE)
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In person
Event Date
05 to end of 08 Dec 2010
Event Location
Sydney, Australia
Abstract

Educating students who aspire to be engineers and technologists in the field of Public Health Engineering is a challenge as it encompasses a diverse technical content demanding an interdisciplinary knowledge encompassing chemistry and microbiology. Students find it hard to visualize the processes that occur within the treatment systems for successfully designing the components. This difficulty is even more complicated especially when the courses are offered at distance mode where students have to rely solely on the course materials to gain in-depth understanding. This paper presents successful design and development of multimedia resources such as animations for Public Health Engineering course which is perceived to be challenging by civil and environmental engineering undergraduates. The preliminary evaluation of the revitalized course indicates that the overall performance of the students increased by 12.1% in 2009 compared to 2008 as a result of enhancement.

Keywordsmultimedia resources; animations; public health engineering
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390405. Educational technology and computing
390113. Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
390409. Learning sciences
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Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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