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Designing an online part-time Master of Philosophy with Problem Oriented Engineering

Hall, Jon G. and Rapanotti, Lucia (2009). Designing an online part-time Master of Philosophy with Problem Oriented Engineering. In: Fourth International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, May 24-28 2009, Venice, Italy.

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The paper reports on the application of Problem Oriented Engineering (POE) to the design of a highly innovative post-graduate research programme for the Open University, UK, a world leader in supported distance higher education. The new programme, to be launched in October 2009, is a part-time Master of Philosophy (MPhil) to be delivered entirely at a distance, supported by a blend of synchronous, asynchronous and immersive internet and web technologies. POE is a framework for engineering design under development at the Open University. After a brief description of the project and the task at hand, the paper discusses the overall engineering approach taken, key aspects of product design, the mapping between requirements and technology, and the development of one key technological component.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 15331
Depositing User: Lucia Rapanotti
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2009 08:49
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 06:12
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