Faculty and Student Perspectives on Internet- Based Engineering Education
Internet-based engineering education is an accepted practice throughout the United States and abroad. The authors explore faculty and student perspectives on internet-based engineering education in terms of its ethical and societal implications. Are students who take courses via internet-based learning technologies more prone to cheating and plagiarism than those in traditional learning environments? Do students feel they are gaining the necessary knowledge in their courses and laboratory sessions to become successful engineers? Do their expectations of what will be asked of them on homework and exams reflect what is seen in industry? Are instructors of internet-based engineering education courses satisfied with the quality of work being produced by their students? These questions were explored via short interviews with faculty and students at a medium sized technological institution in the mid-western United States.