Science Review for Engineering Courses on the WWW
by Henry R. Bungay
Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY 12180-3590
Most university courses are overburdened with review material.
For example, courses in biochemical engineering or environmental
engineering may have microbiology and organic chemistry as
prerequisites, but there will usually be two or three weeks of
review to insure that all students have a foundation for the
engineering topics. Using the World Wide Web for review will:
With links to prerequisite topics, course can be streamlined, focussed, and
Many pages suitable for reviewing are on the WWW already at your own or
at other institutions.
- Free up class time for the main topics.
- Stop penalizing good students who have
learned and retained this material and paid for it in previous courses.
- Customize review to suit each student.
- Place material conveniently by linking near dependent new
- Have on-line review always available.
These points are extended with examples in the full version of
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