The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 51 (1973) > Issues > Issue 9 > An Experimental Learning Unit for Structural Engineering Studies
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An Experimental Learning Unit for Structural Engineering Studies

During the past few years the writers have almost inadvertently developed an experimental Learning Unit within the Department of Civil Engineering at Heriot-Watt University. A few tentative attempts to make use of audio-visual aids rapidly led to the development of teaching methods in which the majority of the instruction is pre-recorded and is used by small groups of students at their own pace. The lecturing staff prepare this material and are available during the study periods to deal with the students' individual problems at considerable length. The scheme is popular with students and staff, and examination results are encouraging. This descriptive paper has been prepared in the belief that other engineers may be interested in the innovation or may wish to comment on it. J. Cowan, J. Morton and A. Bolton

Author(s): Cowan, J;Morton, J;Bolton, A;Shakir-Khalil, H

Keywords: heriot-watt university, edinburgh;tertiary education;audio visual materials;civil engineering