The increasing reliance on course websites, whether to support distance education efforts or simply to streamline conventional teaching, has placed an additional burden on engineering faculties as they struggle to make their course materials web-accessible. Because existing commercial courseware authoring packages are based on rigid, generic templates and clunky editing and updating interfaces, faculty are frequently left with the daunting alternative of creating course websites from scratch. The INtegrated Courseware Authoring (INCA) system described here explores the middle ground between free-form, from-scratch website authoring and monolithic commercial systems like WebCT, by strategically integrating a commercial HTML site editor into a comprehensive package of courseware authoring tools custom-designed to meet the specialized needs of engineering faculty. The resulting INCA system is flexible, extensible, and motivates and supports acquisition of web-authoring skills by users.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2003|
|Event||2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States|
Duration: Jun 22 2003 → Jun 25 2003
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